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Isenzesihle Group
In this Group: Sindisiwe , Zodwa Goodness , Nomthandazo Dorcas , Nokuthula Alice , Lungile Sbongile
Sindisiwe is 54 years old and married with eight children between the ages of 32 and 40. She takes care of her two grandchildren and they both attend school. She runs a retail business in Kwa Zulu Natal of Empangeni in South Africa. In the photo, she is pictured raising her hand.

She has been in business for six years selling traditional mates and bananas at her home. She also receives income from a government child support grant. Sindisiwe requested this loan through WDB and Kiva to buy flowers and vegetables to increase her stock. She says the main challenge she faces in her business is her bananas because she cannot keep them for more than a week. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her life and her family. In the future, she would like to grow her business.

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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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  • $525,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.7
    South Africa Rand (ZAR) = $1 USD