A loan of $5,000 helped a member five sacks of potatoes and the rest for savings.

Tuliya Group's story

Ushindi B. M., the president of the Tuliya group, is 31 years old, married, and a mother of seven children. Her husband sells potatoes and she sells potatoes as his spouse. She began this business with her own capital, 300$, raised through her tontine. Later she benefitted from a loan from Hekima. She installs her products in a warehouse within the Nyabushongo sector market. She has conducted her business for nine years. This new loan should help her stock up with five sacks of potatoes and the rest will be savings. In addition, she hopes to buy a plot and build a beautiful home and later, to buy a transport vehicle for her merchandise. This client, Ushindi B. M., thanks Hekima for its actions that help the poor who are excluded from traditional banking. It should be noted that this Tuliya group is composed of 36 members.

In this group: Ushindi Baraka, Kamungu, Nzigire, Amani, Mugeni, Vumilia, Nguo, Ushindi, Busanga, Eliza, Haliyamutu , Masumbuko, Sahamisange, Byachinyunzuze, Mazambi, Nyirafrode, Kamundu, Fatuma, Menoanda, Feza, Sanganyi, Baseme, Ndasimwa, Zawadi, Hangi, Chibalonza, Mangaza, Chamali, Ndamuhanga, Furaha, Chivanga, Nzavake, Wakusomba, Nabintu, Sylvie, Amos

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katherine Evans

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