A loan helped a member to buy meat in bulk to strengthen her business.


Ishara Group's story

Madame Marthe is president of the Ishara Group and a client of Hekima. She is 54 years old, married, and has 8 children—5 who are married and 3 who are in school. Her husband works for the government.

She has been selling meat since 1985 when she started off with funds provided by her husband. Now she is seeking a loan with Hekima to strengthen her business. The lag in her business is due to a lack of customers.

She would like to put her children through school and buy a piece of land for her family. She thanks Hekima and its partners for the support they give to non-bankable entrepreneurs.

In this group: Josephine, Elizabeth, Kayembe, Euphrasie, Jeanine, Mariam, Chantal, Marthe, Mwashi, Dorcas, Sadiki, Blaise, Louise, Beatrice, Donata, Innocent, Josee, Viviane, Bizuru, Nadia, Marie, Zainabo, Sebyuzure, Sarah, Odette, Helene, Antoinette, Jacqueline, Yvonne, Salma, Asmati, Salama, Munazi, Jacques, Chirimwami, Darion, Erick, Elie, Mado

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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