A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 12 buckets, 65 bowls, 24 cups, 24 plates, etc.

Hodari Group's story

Bachinyunjuze S. C., advisor of the Hodari Group, is a 50 year-old entrepreneur. She is married and the mother of 8 children, 4 of whom are in school and 4 who are not, due to a lack of funds. Her husband is unemployed. She sells plastic bowls, cups, plates, dishpans, etc. She began her business with funds received from her husband. She started her business three years ago. Later, in 2006, she received a loan of $50 from the Hekima microfinance institution. She displays her products along the street in front of her friend's shop. This new loan should enable her to stock up with 12 buckets, 65 bowls, 24 cups, 24 plates, etc. In addition, her ambition is to buy a plot of land and educate all her children comfortably. The client, Bachinyunjuze S. C., thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of poor people excluded from traditional banks. The Hodari group consists of 15 members.

In this group: Safi, Bachinyunjuze, Furaha, Kapinga, Antoinette, Nabankulire, Kivu, Mugaruka, Bamuhire, Mwajuma, Banyere, Kamwanga, Ankonkwa, Mirimo, Kahambu

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea

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