A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy fabric to make women's clothing and men's jackets.


Nuru Group's story

Kavira D. is the president of the Nuru group. She is 31 years old, married to a tailor, and has 3 children. All of her children are in school. Immediately after the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano, which would go on to completely destroy the town of Goma in 2002, she started a business with her own funds making dresses. Later, she received a loan of $50 from the microfinance institution Hekima (one of Kiva's field partners). She has set up her workshop at the central market in Virunga. This new loan should serve to supply her with fabric for women's dresses and fabric to make men's jackets. Furthermore, she aspires to move and install herself near the centre of the town to increase her visibility and make more sales. Kavira D. thanks Hekima for its actions on behalf of the poor who are excluded from mainstream banking. It must be noted that the Nuru group is composed of 15 women.

In this group: Kavira, Masika, Bitondo, Fuluko, Kaswera, Kavira, Aline, Kavira, Kyakimwa, Faida, Kanyere, Kabuo, Kabuo , Kahambu, Kavira
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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