Mrs Marah Hativagone – Managing Director, Codchem & Past President, ZNCC
In pursuance of further studies, Mrs. Marah Hativagone had to quit her job after six years. The tax regime at that time drove her out of employment as the pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) was 56%. She sold her car which helped her raise start-up capital and she started selling quite a variety of consumer goods. Later on, she would supply government hospitals with bandages. As water was a challenge, she drilled a borehole at her home and started to grow nursing plants which she would supply in and around Harare. Thus, at one point in time, she would have four to five projects running including commuting the public to and from Chitungwiza.