A loan of $950 helped a member to buy drink, chicken, and flour for making fat cookies.

Sinenjengo Group's story

Zibuyisile is 28 years old and married with one child, who is 7 years old. She also cares for two relatives.

She runs a tuck shop in Nkandla in Kwa Z. Natal, South Africa. (Tuck shops are small corner stores where you can buy food, drink and other basics.) In the photo she is wearing a blue shirt and raising her hand.

She's been in this business for one and a half years and sells chips, drinks, and chicken pieces at her home. She also receives income from the government's child support grant. She says that the main challenges to her business are customers that buy on credit and fail to pay on time.

She requested this loan through Women’s Development Businesses to buy drinks, chicken pieces, and flour for making fat cookies. (Fat cookies are a kind of cake made from fried flour.) She hopes that the extra income from this loan will help her live a better life and build a house. In the future, she hopes to see her business grow in such a way that she can add more stock.

In her comments she adds that she does not have a shelter to sell her stock. She would like to know if WDB and Kiva can help her build her own shelter because now she is selling on the streets.

In this group: Zibuyisile Thokozile , Gezephi Khinazinhle, Sakhephi Lindeni , Qondeni Zamekile , Zanini

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