A loan of $875 helped a member to purchase airtime for public phones.


Siyatotoba Group's story

Nkosikhona is 21 years old and single with one child, age 2. She runs a public phone shop in Empangeni, South Africa. She's been in this business for a year, selling airtime on public phones from her shop. She also earns income from a government child support grant. She says that the main challenges to her business are electrical problems that cause her to close her shop.

She requested this loan from WDB and Kiva to buy airtime for her public phones. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her be able to buy furniture. She would like to grow her business and expand with a beauty store.

Nkosikhona is the leader of her borrower group and is on the far left in the photo above.

In this group: Nonsikelelo Nelisiwe, Xolo Nokuphiwa, Maqeqe Beauty, Sabathile S, Nkosikhona Priscilla



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