A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy cassava, water, packaging bags, charcoal, etc.

Abigaël Group's story

Kamwanya M. is an entrepreneure, and president of the Abigaël solidarity group, which is composed of 37 members. She is 55 years old, married, and the mother of three children. Her husband is a police officer. Kamwanya M. sells Chikwange (a typical Kinshasa-Congolese bread dish) from her home. She also sells various other items to increase her income.

She started her business with her own funds received from her husband, and has been engaged in this traditional activity since 1998. In 2007, she diversified her business by selling a variety of goods. Later, in early 2010, she obtained a $50 loan from the Hekima MFI.

Kamwanya M. will use the new loan to stock up on merchandise (cassava, water, packaging bags, charcoal, etc.). She also plans to help her children finish their university studies.

Kamwanya M. wishes to thank the Hekima MFI for helping the less fortunate who do not have access to traditional banks.

In this group: Bachisonga, Mapenzi , Ndoole, Kamwanya , Tembeya, Nafranga, Namavu, Munyerenkana, Dunia, Mwavita, Nsimire, Jeannette, Furaha, Mapendo, Banianga, Kanyere, Faida, Faida, Chikwanine, Bahemba, Safari, Feza , Mwango , Sarhalibirhu, Chibalonza, Atabalebi, Lusenge, Libaku, Bulangalire, Nyirabera, Maombi, Kalimurhuma, Vumilia, Safarine, Nzigire, Bembeleza, Odia

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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