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Total loan: $8,000
Umoja Wetu Group
Goma, North Kivu province, North-Kivu, Congo (DRC) / Construction
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Umoja Wetu Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped To purchase cement, pipes, valves, string, etc.
Umoja Wetu Group's story
Siherya is a shopkeeper and is treasurer of Umoja Wetu Group, clients of the MFI [microfinance institution] Hekima. She is married to a hotelier, 49 years old, and the mother of nine children, three of whom attend school and six of whom have finished their studies. She started her business with funds received from her husband. Siherya has been the proprietor of a hardware store on the town's main road for six years. She is going to purchase cement, pipes, valves, string, etc. She wishes to expand her business, and to educate and feed her children. Siherya would like to close by thanking Hekima for their support of entrepreneurs who lack access to finance through the traditional banking system.