A loan of $4,950 helped a member to purchase 9 sacks of charcoal.


Tosheka Group's story

Kahindo K. is an entrepreneur and the vice-president of the group named Tosheka. She is 52 years old and she is the mother of 9 children. Her husband passed away from a sudden illness. Kahindo K. sells charcoal (wood coal). In 2000, she started her business with money she received from her husband, a $35 allowance. She later approached IMF Hekima (Kiva Field Partner) for a loan of $50. She displays her products in the neighborhood market of Alanine-Katindo. The new loan will help her purchase 9 sacks of charcoal to increase the volume of her inventory and its value. Additionally, she hopes to purchase a parcel of land to build a comfortable dwelling for her children. Kahindo K. is grateful to Hekima for their actions towards the poor who are excluded from traditional banks. The Tosheka group is made up of 30 members.

In this group: Barhakaba, Bongilila, Safari, Furaha, Bizanyinka, Nabintu, Mudherwa, Grace, Furaha, Furaha, Ndalinyinzi, Mutaka, Namango, Mawazo, Mukakamana, Mapendo, Mawazo, Fikiri, Mapendo, Katungu, Furaha, Baguma, Philomene, Mwavita, Kamate, Akonkwa, Kahindo, Maombi, Neema, Namungo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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