A loan of $750 helped a member to buy more chickens and clothes to grow her business.

Umbonomuhle Group's story

Nikeziwe is 40 years old and single, with 4 children between the ages of 7 and 18 years old. She cares for 4 children. She runs a retail business in Nkandla in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. In the photo she is standing on the far left in grey.

She has been in this business for a year. She sells livestock chickens, clothes, shoes, skirts and shirts at her home and pension spots. She says that the main challenges to her business are customers who are not paying on time and the death of chickens when it is hot.

She requested this loan through Women’s Development Businesses to buy more chickens and clothes to grow her stock. She says that this loan will take her to another level, because she will be able to support her children through higher education and give them a better life. In the future, she would like to see her business grow and sell electricity vouchers and airtime.

She thanks WBD and Kiva for giving her this chance of improving her life.

In this group: Nikeziwe Wineth, Thulisiwe Lindiwe Gladness , Ntombifuthi Sibinokuhle , Thembile Vakencia, Zandile Phindile

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