A loan of $5,500 helps a member to buy Bralima and Brasimba beverages to bolster her initial capital.


Usafi Wa Moyo Group's story

Madame Esperance is a client of IMF Hekima and oversees the "Usafi Wa Moyo" business group. She is married, 42 years old, and the mother of six children who all go to school. Her partner is unemployed.

She sells beverages. She started this business in 2001 with startup capital from her husband Later on, she joined Hekima to support her business, which has grown progressively over time.

With this new loan, she will buy Bralima and Brasimba beverages to bolster her initial capital. The challenge with her activity is with unpaid debts.

She wants her husband to continue studying and she wants to continue developing her business. In closing , she thanks Hekima and their partners for the support they give to non-bankable business owners in the context of the COVID-19 global crisis. The photo is only of the group leader to respect COVID-19 social distancing measures.

In this group: Esperance, Boniface, Deodath, Kishagwa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin.


This loan is special because:

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

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.