A loan of $4,125 helped a member 1 bag of rice, a dozen plastics, 10 pairs of shoes, etc.


Ushuuda Group's story

Mishonya L. is an entrepreneur, the president of the Ushuuda group, 60 years old, and the mother of 5 children. Her spouse is a loan officer in a local cooperative. She runs a small business selling diverse items (rice, plastics, shoes, etc.) at the sectoral market of Katindo II. As soon as she was married, about 35 years ago, she began her business with her own funds, received from her husband. Around 2008, she received her first loan of $50 from the IMF Hekima. This new loan should allow her to stock up on new products (1 bag of rice, dozens of plastics, 10 pairs of shoes, etc.). Moreover, her ambition is to comfortably build a house for her young children and have them educated. The client, Mishonya L., thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of the poor, who are excluded from classic banks. The group Ushuuda is made up of 34 members.

In this group: Mapendo, Kalulu, Chiza Iranze, Majambere, Poline Mahene, Byamungu , Owombe, Machozi, Fatuma, Nsimire, Bahati, Mishonya , Bavungayusa, Bahati, Kahambu, Sifa , Basubi, Ndasimwa, Soki, Francoise, Ndoole, Ndegejeho , Nzigire, Tabu, Buhendwa, Kambuka, Aziza, Chibalonza, Azama, Atosha, Naminani, Honorine, Sikiliza, Barengeke

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz



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