A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy vegetable oil, ginger, tomatoes, etc.

Tuinuane Group's story

Katungu S. is an entrepreneur and president of the Tuinuane group. She is 42 years old and the mother of five children. Her husband is a nurse. She is involved in the business of selling spices, tomatoes, peanuts, onions and ginger. She started her business with her own money given to her by her husband four years ago. She received a loan of $50 from the IMF Hekima in 2010. She displays her products at the main market in Virunga. This new loan will help her to secure supplies of vegetable oil, ginger, tomatoes, etc. In addition, she plans to increase her savings to $1,000 in order to start other money-making ventures. Client Katungu S. thanks Hekima for their work which helps those who are excluded from the traditional banking system. The Tuinuane group is composed of 38 members.

In this group: Bitondo, Bwema, Fatuma, Mahangaiko, Kiheze, Rosette, Kakule, Zawadi, Bazalage, Kanyere, Kavira, Kahindo, Mwasi, Katungu, Josee, Badhere, Katungu, Nzamuhire, Kahamu, Katungu, Ndamiringiro, Basali, Tchuma, Paluku, Katungu, Kuzanwa, Bagni, Kubota, Ntezirindi, Bahongwere, Nyirandeze, Kobo, Assani, Rubakwa, Kubuya, Furaha, Bazikwirata, Kahindo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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