A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy face cloths, table cloths, fruits and vegetables.


Thuthukani Group's story

Thenjiswa is 53 years old and single, with five children between the ages of 2 and 38. Two of them attend school. She also cares for one additional relative. She runs a retail business in Kwa Zulu Natal of Emandeni, South Africa. In the photo she is standing on the far right wearing a white hat. She's been in this business for three years, selling fruits and vegetables in the mall. She also receives income from the government's children's grant. She says that the main challenges to her business are customers who buy on credit and fail to pay on time, because that will delay her profit. She requested this loan through Women’s Development Businesses to buy face cloths, table cloths, fruits and vegetables. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her send her children to the higher educational institutions and build a house for her family. In future she would like to own a fruit and vegetable market and a small farm where she can do her planting. In her comments, she adds that WDB and Kiva have been a help to them because she does not qualify for a loan from banks.

In this group: Thenjiswa , Dududzile Constance , Nomsa Clearice , Priscilla , Sellina Cathrine
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