A loan of $4,000 helped a member blue uniform pants.

Baraka Alanine Group's story

ManZ. B. is the treasurer of the group, Baraka Alanine. She is 38 years old, married, and the mother of 2 children. Her husband is a plastic basin salesman at the Kibabi-Birere sectoral market. Her eldest son is in his second year of primary school and her second is in nursery school. Just after the eruption of the Nyiragongo Volcano, which would have completely destroyed the city of Goma in 2002, she her business with her own funds gotten through the sale of various household items, notably plates, saucepans, forks, etc. Later, she benefited from a loan from Hekima in 2006, to strengthen her shop. She displays her merchandise in the sectoral market of Alanine. This new loan will serve to restock certain merchandise, notably the blue uniform pants for students at the beginning of the school year here in the beginning of September 2010. She wishes to build a more spacious house and to comfortably fund her children's schooling. She also aspires to have a boutique room for her merchandise. The client ManZ. B. thanks Hekima for its actions to aid poor citizens excluded from classical banks. It may be noted that the group Baraka Alanine is made up of 21 members, mostly women and one man, Mr. Jules L., who was not present at the time the group photo was taken. This man is the president of the sectoral market of Alanine.

In this group: Babunga , Manzirane, Jules*, Faida, Sebastien, Riziki, Nkubonage, Chiru, Furaha, Kanyere, Maombi, Ndirira, Chimana, Furaha, Muruta, Sifa, Chibalama, Nzigire, Muhindo, Rosette, Maene
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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