Spaza shop owner Ntombizonke Mkhize has a dream. Since securing a small loan last year, she has been able to buy new stock, hire two new employees and even open a new shop.

Speaking outside her spaza, Sisters Tuck Shop in the KwaZulu-Natal township of KwaMashu, Mkhize says the funding has helped her...

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