A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy two bundles of used clothing, including shipping, to strengthen her business.


Tusimame Imara Group's story

Madame Domitila is president of the banc villageois "Tusimame Imara," which sells bundles of used clothing in the local market, and a client of the microfinance institution Hekima. She is 41 years old, married, and has six children who are all in school. She has been in this business since she was young, first using funds provided by her husband, a pharmacist, and later with funds from Hekima.

With this loan, she will buy two bundles of used clothing, shipping included, to strengthen her business. Her major concern is to put her children through school until university and to feed them well, but she also hopes to open a large store in order to serve more people. She thanks Hekima and its esteemed partners for their financial support for low-income people.

In this group: Josephine, Marie Claire, Charlotte, Domitila, Yvette, Francine, Cirhakarhula, Francine, Chance, Saka, Chanceline, Nzigire, Fadhili, Malilo, Esperance, Aline, Espoir, Nabintu, Noella

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Samantha Sullivan.


This loan is special because:

It serves entrepreneurs in conflict-affected areas with few opportunities.



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