A loan helped a member to have stock of dresses, trousers, batteries and flashlights and increase her working capital.


Mwito Group's story

Antoinette is the leader of a 'banc villageoise'. She is a 45 years old married woman with 6 children, all of whom are schooled. Her husband is a civil servant.

She has had a business selling different items since 2005 which she started herself. She has joined
for their help in her business, which has now grown a lot.

With this new loan, she will stock up on clothing, batteries and flashlights. Her problem is international exchange rates v the dollar.

She wants her children to continue in school and to be able to feed her family. She thanks Hekima for their support of non-bankable women during the Covid crisis. The photo is just of her as they respect social distancing.

In this group: Antoinette, Eliza, Micheline, Furaha, Jean Pierre, Dorcas, Chantal, Marina, Furaha, Dorcas, Passy, Francine, Seraphine, Salomon, Albertine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Tim Gibson.


This loan is special because:

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



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