A loan helped a member to stock up on bags of flour to strengthen her financial capital.


Maman Tusogezane Group's story

Mrs. Christine is a client with the microlending institution Hekima and the president of the groupe villageoise "Maman Tusogezane". She is 38 years old, married, and the mother of nine children who all attend school. Her partner is a street vendor.

Mrs. Christine sells various food items and began working in this area 12 years ago with startup funds from her husband. Later, she turned to Hekima to help support her business, which has been evolving progressively. With this new loan, she will stock up on bags of flour to strengthen her financial capital. The largest challenge she faces in her business is related to a lack of customers.

She would like for her children to continue their studies and also wants to further develop her business. Finally, Mrs. Christine thanks Hekima and the lending partners for their support of small business owners without access to banking services, especially in the context of the global COVID-19 crisis. The photo shows only the group leader owing to social distancing requirements due to COVID-19.

In this group: Esther, Esperance, Vinciane, Esperance, Solange, Christine, Jeanne, Bienvenu, Danny, Francine, Aimerance, Justine, Cecile, Divine, Wivine, Agnes, Reine, Willermine, Viviane, Yvette, Rosalinda

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Eva Nichols.


This loan is special because:

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



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