A loan of $3,425 helped a member to purchase 2 baskets of tomatoes, 50kg of peanuts, and fish.


Pendeza Group's story

Tembeya R. Antoinnette is an entrepreneur and she is the treasurer of the group. She is 45 years old, married, and the mother of 6 children. Two of her children are in school, 2 are not going to school for the lack of financial resources, and 2 have their own homes. Her husband is unemployed. Tembeya R. Antoinnette is a merchant who sells tomatoes, peanuts, vegetables, onions etc, at in the sector's market of Ndosho. She started her business with her own money, which she received from her husband. Prior to the business she has currently, she sold various merchandise from a kiosk. Her start up capital funds was $30. In early 2010, she benefited from a loan from IMF Hekima (Kiva Field Partner) amounting to $50. This new loan will be used to purchase more products (2 baskets of tomatoes, 50Kg of peanuts, etc.) and to add new products for resale, including fish, and to diversify her business. In addition she would like to purchase a parcel of land where to build a life as a homeowner. Tembeya R. Antoinnette is thankful to Hekima for the loans granted to the poor. The group Pendeza is made up of 32 members.

In this group: Tembea, Tchibanvunya, Bahati, Kahambu, Debora, N'safari, Machozi, Dobo, Faida, Dunia, Karambi, Batenchi, Aline, Furaha, Bizimungu, Chibalonza, Furaha, Muhindo, Naminani, Iragi, Yaya, Buchakuzi, Hakizimana, Nyirere, Bora, Kashuba, Nsibiro, Kariza, Yalala, Kanyembe, Dusabimana, Suzane

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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