A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy live chickens and cold drinks.

Siyazama Group's story

Sizakele (pictured on the far right in a white shirt) is a 53-year-old woman. She and her husband have two children who are 17 and 22. They currently attend school.

She runs a retail business in Kwa Zulu Natal of Emandini in South Africa and sells live chickens and cold drinks at her home. She explains that she has been in this business for three years. Her main business challenge is dealing with customers who do not want to pay on time after they purchase on credit, and facing the death of chickens when it's very hot or cold.

She requested this loan through Women’s Development Businesses (WDB) and Kiva to buy live chickens and cold drinks. She will use the extra income to send her children to tertiary. In the future, she sees her business growing and having a farm.

She commented that it would be good if WDB could give them money on an individual basis because groups give problems of delaying payment while she has finished her last repayment and wants to borrow money again.

In this group: Sizakele Thembekile , Beatrice Fikelephi , Priscilla Thandi , Thandiwe Mavis , Dephney Zanele

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