When did you join SEF?
I joined SEF in 2012 with a first loan of R 500.
The type of business you run?
I ran a small business where I sold perfumes, but it was not enough. On my second loan, I opened a small spaza-shop selling snacks, but still it was not enough. I then decided to unite with other ladies in my community who travel to Maputo and Swaziland to buy new clothes to resell them in order to expand my business. I now sell a great variety of products such as cleaning materials, duvets, comforters, blankets, shoes, perfumes and body lotions.
What is your current loan?
I took a loan of R 7000 and have a savings balance of R 15 700. I recently withdrew R23 000 from my savings in January 2017, which I used to buy a dining room suite and a four (4) -plate stove the previous year in January 2016. I withdrew R 20 000 in order to buy a new bedroom suite and a big 5-door wardrobe.