Achieving Dreams Through SEF
Mrs Zukiswa Hobongwana from Pholas village near a small town called Elliot in the Eastern Cape is a member of a group called Zidlekhaya under Pholas1 Centre in Xalanga Branch in Chris Hani Zone. She joined SEF in 2014 taking a loan of R2000 which she paid off in 8 Fortnights without facing any difficulties. She is now on loan cycle 9 with a current loan amount of R12 000, and she aspires to reach the maximum loan amount of R25 000. She sells chicken meat and also buys wool to knit scarves, jerseys and woollen caps that she sells to her customers around neighbouring villages and in town.
Her main reason for joining SEF was to assist her in supporting her 3 kids. She mentioned that her husband constantly praises her for the hard work she puts into her businesses, which has allowed her to do so much for her family. She moreover stated that his wish is for men to be allowed to participate in SEF’s activities so that her husband can leave his job to start his own business, but that her husband nevertheless, admires SEF for what it does for poor families across the country.