A loan of $5,000 helped a member construction materials to sell to deprived work-sites.

Tusaidiane Group's story

Kahindo A. is the advisor of the group "Tusaidiane". She is 40 years old, a widow and the mother of 6 children, all of whom attend school. Her husband died after a long illness.

She started a small business selling wood in 2004. She started the business with her own funds and, later in 2005, was the beneficiary of a $50 loan from the organization Hekima to strengthen her business. She sells her merchandise roadside on the principal route. She also sells gravel to construction workers. With this new loan, she will purchase supplies notably construction materials to sell to deprived work-sites.

She hopes to build a home and have the opportunity to educate her orphaned children comfortably. Additionally, her ambition is to have a motorcycle to use as part of a taxi business; she has already fully paid for the motorcycle she currently has. (Kahindo A. purchased the motorcycle with the earnings from her business.)

Kahindo A. thanks the organization Hekima for its actions in helping poor widows, unlike a traditional bank. The group Tusaidiane is comprised of 17 members.

In this group: Kahindo, Kavuo, Kahindo, Kahindo, Kavira, Tawamo, Lumaliza, Kabuo, Riziki, Kahindo, Kavuo, Kahambu, Kahindo, Kavira, Kavira, Vindu , Masika

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner

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