A loan of $4,400 helped a member buy cement and lime.

Tujikaze Group's story

Jeanne L. is president of the Tujikaze credit loan group (she’s the one raising her right hand on the picture), which has been a client of the Hekima IMF through 13 loan cycles. She is 38 years old, mother of one child attending school, and is married to a teacher.

She started her small business selling cement with her own funds, supplemented by the loan from Hekima IMF. For $30/month, she rents a small warehouse on the Terminus Katingo Boulevard, where she sells cement and lime. She also sells soft drinks from her home to increase her income. Jeanne L. would like to have a larger credit loan so that she can expand her business and build a house made of durable materials for her family.

The Tujikaze group has 20 members. It should be noted that the picture does not show the face of group member Maria B..

In this group: Jeanne, Mwindiki, Naakaba, Nyiramana, Maria*, Buuma, Sifa, Luanda, Chizungu, Nyirasafari, Mawazo, Zawadi, Jacqueline, Namavu, Wetewabo, Mawazo, Kavira, Katungu, Ntakarimanze, Henrie Bayeni
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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