D0rcus Story


We are delighted to know about a purpose driven business woman and SEF’s client from a village called Lonely Park outside Mafikeng in the North West province.

Dorcus Leikantswe Motlhomi is 38 years old and the mother of two girls and one boy. She joined our organisation in 2015 with the aim of growing her catering business. She started taking a minimum loan of R2000, now she takes a loan of R14000. She used to stay in a 2-room shack, now she lives in a 10-room house.

Her Branch Manager, Louiz Kgosana, has confirmed that Dorcus is capable of saving up to R7000 fortnightly. Amazingly, she has now reached more than R100 000 in her savings account, which is more than she originally planned for.

In an interview with her former Development Facilitator (DF) Mulalo Makananise, Dorcus mentioned that her dreams are to see her children doing well at school; to own a house in one of the best suburbs of Mafikeng; and to see her business growing from strength to strength successfully. “After joining SEF, I realized that I had everything I needed to succeed. I may be poor financially, but I am rich in my mind”, she mentioned.

Dorcus concluded by saying that the Thutopele programme in particular has helped her to be financially disciplined and to increase her savings. “It is up to you, how to use the money you get from SEF. As a woman, it is important to have access to money. It gives you peace of mind and self-confidence. I am so happy now living in my fully furnished 10-room house and knowing that my business is still growing”, she added.

Like Dorcus, many of our clients are skilled entrepreneurs just lacking the capital to get started. A little credit goes a long way towards helping these women reach their full potential.

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