Tafadzwa and Sifiso’s Story

A young Couple has managed to open a lucrative grocery store in Ward 9, Shurugwi District with the Help of Hand in Hand Zimbabwe.

Tafadzwa Matavire (34)  and Sifiso Machacha (28) are both members of Prosper star club in ward 10. The two joined Hand in Hand Zimbabwe under its Motivated and Entrepreneurial Youth (MEY)Project in February 2018. The couple has two children that are of school going age.

The two have both received training on entrepreneurship, motivation, and health offered by the Motivated and Entrepreneurial Youth (MEY)Project.

The modular training on opportunity identification and enterprise planning was very useful for  Tafadzwa and Sifiso as they were able to start the grocery store. where they sell basic commodities

Athough they already had an enterprise of selling airtime and cooking oil at their homestead, the couple was struggling to put food on their table and send their children to school.

From their sales, the couple gets an average net profit of between RGTS$150 –RTGS$250 per week.

In an interview, Tafadzwa says Hand in Hand Zimbabwe has immensely helped them in their business venture.

“We are proud of the fact that we are now able to pay school fees for our school going children and we now have hope for the future

“We plan to open a big grocery store by 2020 so that we are able to take our children to a better school for secondary education,” Tafadzwa said.