A loan of $700 helped a member to buy drinks, airtime and snacks.


Isphiwo Group's story

Babhensile is 49 years old and married, with 5 children between the ages of 16 and 35. One of her children attends school. Babhensile runs a retail business in Kwa Zulu Natal of Empangeni in South Africa. In the photo, she is pictured raising her hand.

Babhensile has been in business for 2 years selling drinks, airtime and snacks at her home. She requested this loan through WDB and Kiva to buy more of these items to sell in her general store. Babhensile says that the extra income from this loan will help her take her children to institutions of higher learning and to have a better living standard for her family. She faces a challenge of not having money when she needs to buy her stock. In the future, Babhensile would like to see her business grow, to have employees and to make her business a supermarket. She added that the group received a lot of help from WDB and Kiva and hopes they will succeed in their businesses as they are new to WDB.

In this group: Babhensile Siphiwe , Bonisiwe , Hlengiwe Preciouse , Goodness Philile , Dumazile Thembi



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