A loan of $2,000 helped a member flour, Rina edible oil, sugar, soap, manufactured goods etc.

Uaminifu Renové Group's story

Kahambu Muhondo is the president of the Uaminifu Renové group. She is 48 years old, married and the mother of 5 children. Her husband is a farmer. All of her children study. Her eldest son is already a doctor, the second is a medical assistant, the third studies economics at university. The others are in secondary school.

She started her business with her own funds. She sells various goods. She has a shop/booth in the town of Goma. Before settling in the town of Goma, she lived in the village of Kibirizi, inside the Rutshuru territory. She fled the war and insecurity caused by the Rwandan rebels from the FDLR.

She received a loan of $50 from the microfinance institution Hekima around 2007. This new loan will allow her to stock up on flour, Rina edible oil (a brand of oil), sugar, soap, manufactured goods etc. Kahambu Muhondo thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of the poor who are excluded from mainstream banking. It must be noted that the Uaminifu Renové group is composed of 7 members.

In this group: Kahindo, Kavira, Kahambu, Kahambu, Masika, Nzuba, Yalala

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Marie-Elodie Bazy

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