A loan of $5,100 helped a member to buy 318 pairs of plastic shoes.

Tupendane Group's story

Mapendo, age 38, has been a valiant merchant for the last 17 years. She's president and a member of Tupendane Group. She's married and the mother of five children, who all go to school.

She sells plastic shoes. She displays her products on the street, in a lively neighborhood. She's seeking a loan from Kiva's partner, Hekima, in order to expand her business.

She will buy 318 pairs of plastic shoes. Her husband is an accountant with a local elementary school. She started her business with funds received from her husband.

In the future, she wishes to buy a land lot, and feed her children and send them to school. She thanks Hekima for its know-how in supporting female entrepreneurs in their businesses, by granting them loans without tangible guarantee.

In this group: Murega, Floride, Yvette, Sifa, Musavuli, Mapendo, Fatu, Barhageranyi, Ciza, Kanduki, Kanduki, Madakumba, Josephine, Ivette, Nyabintu, Lwaboshi, Liliane, Ngashagushe, Kubuya, Kasongo, Riziki, Mwengesyali, Rose, Alph, Sandra, Shyalingavo, Margueritte, Lwanzo, Zihandula, Kialu, Momba, Fanny

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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