A loan of $4,975 helped a member 3 baskets of fish and 20 pairs of shoes.


Ararati Group's story

Kabala M. is an entrepreneur and President of the Ararati group. She is 38 years old, a widow and a mother of three children. All her children are studying comfortably. Her husband died a long time ago after a short illness. She has a small business of selling shoes. She started the business with her own money, which she received from her husband. She has been in business for 10 years. Later in 2008, she benefited from a loan from the MFI Hekima. She set up her products for sale along the road. This new loan will go towards her new business of selling fish, which she wants to start now. Moreover, it is her ambition to build a house. The clients of Kabala M. thank Hekima for their work helping the poor who are excluded from the traditional banking sector. It is important to note that the Ararati group is mostly women.

In this group: Namukenge, Chibalonza, Kabala , Kahumo, Nsimire, Rubungo, Furaha, Ndeko, Nyiramana, Masika , Kahasha, Monde, Esperence, Furaha, Vumilia, Mulisa, Kanyere, Mukamusoni, Mukamana, Kanyere, Tatu, Kasoki, Balolwa, Salima, Moza, Kibundila, Baseme, Namweze, Mbaruchimana

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye



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