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In this Group: Tholakele Ntombi, Ngenzeni Agrineth, Xolani Ntombizini, Thandiwe Ntombiyenkosi, Simangele Lindiwe
Simangele is 27 years old and single with two children, five and eight years old. Both attend school. She also takes cares of one relative who lives with her. She sells cold drinks from her home in Mtubatuba, South Africa. She is raising her hand in the photo above; she is the second from the left.

She's been in this business for eight years and she also receives a child support grant from the government. She would like to see her business growing over five years' time, having a proper space in town to sell.

She requested this loan through Women’s Development Businesses to buy skirts, shirts and jerseys. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her buy enough food for her family.

She appreciates WDB and KIVA very much.

Additional Information

About Women’s Development Businesses (WDB)

This loan is administered by Women’s Development Businesses (WDB), Kiva’s first and only partner in South Africa. Over 75% of South Africa’s population lives in rural areas and about a quarter of South Africans live on less than $1.25 per day.

WDB offers microcredit and training to rural women in order to improve their families’ living standards and encourage active participation in their communities. In addition to targeting women with household incomes of less than 50% of the South African poverty standard, WDB also provides enterprise development and mentorship for women ready to enhance their business skills.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About South Africa

  • $11,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    South Africa Loans Fundraising
  • $525,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.7
    South Africa Rand (ZAR) = $1 USD