A loan of $1,700 helped a member acheter 3 bidons d’huile de palme.


Masikilizano Group's story

F. K. is an entrepreneur who is 34 years old and the mother of 11 children. Only 6 of her children are in school, the others do not attend school for the lack of financial resources. Her husband is a private chauffeur. She sells palm oil. She started out her business with her own money, funds that were given to her by her husband totalling $30. Later she received her first loan from IMF Hekima in the amount of $50. She has her business in the market located in the Ndosho quarter. Her new loan will be used to purchase 3 barrels of palm oil. She hopes to raise enough money to send her kids to school. F. K. is grateful to the Hekima organization for their efforts to cater to the poor who are excluded from traditional banks. The group named Masikilizano is made up of 34 members.

In this group: Furaha, Mami, Furaha, Maisha, Tembeovone, Niragive, Ndahimana, Ngerageza, Makeshema, Buhoro, Tumsifu, Muganza, Colletta, Esperance, Kabanza, Butotima, Ndeze, Sangatia, Maniraguha, Mugeni, Wambajimana, Hakuzimana, Suzana, Kihemo, Louise, Ombeni, Sipora, Zawadi, Kandundao, Tuyambaze, Esperence, Bitwayiki, Furaha, Masika
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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