A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase raw material (poly cotton, Java fabric, satin fabric, foam rubber, sheeting and mendy material) to make seat covers, bedspreads and African attire.


Siyaphambili Group's story

Sithembile M. is the leader of the Siyaphambile group. She is 50 years old , married and has three children, aged 26, 23 and 17. One of the children is attending school.

She is a cross-border trader who sells doilies, seat covers, African attire and bedspreads out of Zimbabwe but within the southern Africa region. She has been operating this business for the past nine years. She also gets extra income for the family from her farming activities and from her husband, who is a driver in Botswana.

Sithembile has requested this loan through MicroKing to purchase raw material (poly cotton, Java fabric, satin fabric, foam rubber, sheeting and mendy material) to make seat covers, bedspreads and African attire.

Her only challenges are the limits on goods to export and import and also hassles she goes through on crossing the border. However, she sees the extra income from this loan increasing her disposable income and improving her family's health and general upkeep.

She envisions herself owning a boutique and employing people.

Sithembile is thankful of the support being given to women.

Note: In the picture Sithembile is sitting.

In this group: Florence, Mildah, Sithembile



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