Thandi Violet Twala runs a business sewing curtains, bedding and decorative bathroom sets. Before she received her first loan from Phakamani several years ago she had found it challenging to keep her fabric stock at a level that would allow her to meet customer demands in a timely fashion. Today, her business is growing thanks to the low interest rate she pays on her Phakamani loans and the training and support she gets from thePhakamani staff. Her income supports five family members and has contributed to a measurable increase in their standard of living. They were recently able to afford new couches!
In her time as a Phakamani client she has borrowed and repaid six loans. She is currently using her seventh loan to further expand her business and she hopes to continue to grow as a business woman long into the future.