A loan helped a member to get a wider selection of clothing for resale.

Havilla Group's story

Havilla group is a group of four united young mothers. They are based in Rugare, a high density suburb of Harare.

Portia is the epitome of the old adage, “Dynamite comes in small packages”. Though small in stature, she is big in hard work and ambition. Portia is a cross border trader. She has been in the business for more than 4 years. She is married with 2 school going children. When she started her cross border business Portia used to restock from neighbouring South Africa.

With her first loan from Thrive, Portia went as far as Tanzania to restock clothing for her business as she could get them cheaper there and get a wider variety. Her business has improved to the extent that with her profits they have managed to pay the deposit for a residential stand. With her 2nd loan, Portia is planning to go to Dubai to get a wider variety of material for her business. In future, Portia is planning to open a clothing shop, build her house and buy herself a car.

In this group: Ketina, Portia, Sekai, Tsungirirai

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