A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy airtime and chickens to sell.

Thembeka Group's story

Fikile is 42 years old and married with two children, ages 7 and 20. She runs a small spazza (or "shop") in Mtubatuba, South Africa. She is standing at the front in the photo above, raising her hand.

She's been in this business for five years, selling airtime, cool drinks and chickens from her home. She also earns income from the government’s child support grant. She says that the main challenge to her business is that the customers do not pay on time.

She requested this loan through Women’s Development Business and KIVA to buy more airtime and chickens to sell. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her send her children to school. In five years time she would like to build a new shelter for her business.

She appreciates WDB and Kiva very much.

In this group: Ntombiyomusa Thembeni, Fikile Ntombikayise, Sellina Maria, Lethiwe Elizabeth, Lilian Nomathemba

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