A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy 40 pairs of shoes.

Bénédiction Bnd Group's story

The borrower, Muruteke, is a retailer and a member of the "Bénédiction Bnd" communal bank. She is 34 years old, married, and the mother of six children, four of whom are in school (the other two are still very young). She has been selling used shoes for four years. She displays her merchandise on the side of a busy local street.

Muruteke is requesting a loan from Hekima in order to expand her activity. She started in this business with some money received from the microfinance institution Hekima. Muruteke's husband is a car mechanic.

Muruteke is going to buy 40 pairs of shoes. In the future, she would like to expand her business as well as educate, feed and buy clothes for her children. She thanks Hekima for its support to women entrepreneurs excluded from the traditional banking system and for granting them loans without any collateral guarantee.

In this group: Musafiri, Kanyamuhanga, Maombi, Sanvura, Balume, Mchama, Balingene, Maruteke, Bakera, Ndegejeho, Iragi, Kahindo, Kaniki, Kiangala, Mukundua, Bujuli, Maoneo, Iragi, Baguma, Balingene, Brigitte, Kawe, Lukoo, Ntibezera, Abwe, Cherubala, Tereyi, Deborah

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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