Total loan: $1,525


Diepkloof, Soweto, GP, South Africa / Construction

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A loan helped to buy plumbing material in bulk.

Thabang's story

Thabang is a 34-year-old father of four (4). All his children are in school and so he has to work hard to afford their fees and other amenities. The soft-spoken man is an inspiration to men and women of all ages. He started working in construction as a handyman in his early 20's and in just 9 years has worked his way up into opening his own construction company, which currently has 13 employees doing construction projects for local government as well as multiple private institutions!

Always the innovator, he now wants to expand his services and offer fitting and plumbing as well. "When I do big projects I always have to outsource plumbing and this eats into my margins" he explains. He is therefore requesting for a loan to buy plumbing material in bulk. With the loan he will buy brass and copper fittings, valves, pipes and other vital materials needed to complete plumbing jobs.

This loan will help him increase his service offering and build a bigger business. He hopes to continue helping the community by not only inspiring people but by employing, training and empowering them.