A loan of $725 helped a member to purchase chickens to raise and sell.


Mbalenhle Group's story

Tholakele is 41 years old and single with four children, age 17 to 26. For the last year and a half, she has been raising chickens and selling them from her home. She requested a loan from WDB and Kiva to purchase additional stock to increase the size of her chicken retail business. Tholakele sees her business greatly expanding over the next five years. However, her business faces the problem of her customers taking her stock on credit and not repaying her on time. Despite this, Tholakele says that the loan she received from WDB has helped her life a lot. She would like to thank Kiva and WDB for helping poor women.

In this group: Tholakele, Thandiwe Cynthia, Ntombiyenkosi , Fikile Thalente , Thembani Gladys
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