A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase clothes and food to sell.


Thembalethu Group's story

Bongiwe is 29 years old and single with four children between 2 and 11 years old. Three of her children attend school. To provide income for her family, she sells clothes and food to her neighbors. She also receives income through a government child support grant. In the photo, she is pictured raising her hand. She requested this loan through WDB and Kiva to buy more clothes and food for her store. She has been doing this business for one year and says that the biggest challenge that her business faces is that her clients do not pay on time. With the extra income, she hopes to expand her store to a bigger location.

In this group: Zama Bongiwe , Qandani , Thuleleni Nobaswazi , Phumzile Thokozile , Ninjabulo Immaculate
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