Noxolo Story

I am Noxolo Ndiniso from Thinana Location, and I have been a SEF client since the 11th of October 2018 at SAKHISIZWE Centre 41ES. I started a business of selling clothes, which I ordered from Durban and sold here at home, but the business was not going well due to customers who weren’t paying on time, and others who didn’t pay at all. I was running out of stock and had no money on hand, which is when I decided that I had to change my business type, and venture into a business that would be more profitable.

So I changed to a chicken business, and it is doing really well, as I now have customers who are really trustworthy and reliable. I am now mostly targeting customers who get social grants, as I trust that if I allow them to pay on credit, by the pay date I will get my money back. I’m also selling umqombothi (traditional beer) and beers, and this side of the business has a lot of money but it’s a bit challenging given that I have a harder time collecting my money from those that I sell alcohol to on credit. Since I changed my business, there is a huge difference now and I am able to save each and every fortnight. I always have money in my pocket for small things in the house, and I’ve even managed to buy a KIC fridge, a 3 piece cupboard and have put the tiles on the floor in my kitchen, using the money I was able to save as a result of this new business.

Like Noxolo, 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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