A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy canned food, breads, fruits and vegetables.

Siyafisa Group's story

Funukwenzani is 57 years old and married with 5 children, aged between 10 and 16 years. She runs a general store in Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is standing on the far right in the photo above.

Funukwenzani has been in this business for 2 years. 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 breads, fruits and vegetables, and canned food. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her buy a couch for her family. In five years time she would like to see her business on top and have one more employee.

In this group: Funukwenzani, Sindisiwe Lina, Nozizwe Dumisile, Philisiwe Daisy, Sizakele Doris
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