A loan helped a member to pay for 80 pairs shoes to sell.


Rafiki Group's story

This client, NIKUZE, is the leader of the loan group called “RAFIKI”. A shoe vendor at the central market, she started her business with financial support from her husband thirty years ago. Later on, she got loans from Hekima to bolster her capital. She is the mother of thirteen children, some attending school and others already married.

With this new loan, she is going to purchase 80 pairs of shoes. So, she thanks Hekima and its partners for financing unbanked micro-entrepreneurs.

In this group: Nikuze, Furaha, Noella, Innocent, Marie Claire, Denise, Esther, Bora, Jean Mari, Stefano, Emilie, Yavani, Claudine, Bienvenue, Charlotte, Grace, Gedeon, Masika, Yvette Odila, Rabelais

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey.


This loan is special because:

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



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