Mukondi’s Story

Mbatha Mukondi Evelyn a 67 year old woman from Maebani village in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo is a part of the Larger Loan programme (LLP) ran by the Research and Development (R&D) department.

She joined the Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF) after she had an early retirement as a school principal in 2010. Her first loan disbursement in 2011 was R1000 which she used for purchasing stock. Mukondi has a passion for ploughing; she owns a big farm in her village which she ploughs vegetables that she sells to customers in her village and the neighbouring villages.

“I joined SEF because I had little to do and wanted to do something that would uplift my community. SEF had a social circle of women from my community which I just had to be a part of. I was inspired by what SEF is doing and how they empowered women in my community. I am officially part of the SEF family and this makes me happy because we can now properly take care of our families. I now spend most of my time at my farm as well as SEF meetings apart from going around selling vegetables,” Mukondi said. She feels happy to be a Larger Loan client, as it is easy for her to grow her business because of the larger loan disbursement. “I would like to motivate other SEF clients to keep being focused and faithful towards their dreams so that they can achieve them,” Mukondi said with passion.