A loan of $1,575 helped a member to buy drinks, fruits, vegetables and sweets.


Thembalethu Group's story

Zanele, on the left, is 35 years old and single with five children between the ages of 2 and 18. Four of her children attend school. She sells food in Kwa zulu Natal, Empangeni in South Africa. She been in the business for 15 years selling cold drinks, fruits, vegetables and sweets from her home. She also receives income from the goverment's child support program. She says that the main challenge to her business are customers who buy on credit and fail to pay on time. Zanele requested this loan throgh WDB Kiva to buy cold drinks, fruits, vegetables and sweets. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her life and pay for her children's school. In future she would like to see her business grow and end up owning a room to sell her products. She explained that she started borrowing from WBB last year and it has helped her a lot. She hopes that the partnership with Kiva will make the friendship even better.

In this group: Zanele Magret , Zinhle Nolwazi , Ntombizonke Maria , Mavis Siphiwe , Mirriem
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