A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase 8 sacks of cassava flour and 1 sack of beans.

Musingi Bora Group's story

Antoinette K. B. is an entrepreneur and the leader of the "Musingi Bora" group. She is 44 years old, married, and the mother of 11 children. Her husband is a carpenter. Antoinette K. B. is a merchant who sells cassava and bean flour. She displays her products for sale at an agricultural depot and sometimes along a stretch of road, for the general public. She has 7 years in the business. She started her business with her own funds, which she received from her husband. Her capital fund was $50. In early 2010, she accessed her first loan through IMF Hekima (Kiva Field Partner), amounting to $50. Her new loan will be used to purchase new products (8 sacks of cassava flour, and 1 sack of beans for resale etc.). In addition, she endeavors to see her children complete their schooling, to purchase parcel of land, and to have an independent depot for her merchandise. Antoinette K. B. is thankful to Hekima for their support to the poor who are excluded from traditional banks. The Musingi Bora group is made up of 26 members.

In this group: Ndamubuya, Bahavu, Ntakwinja, Ningali , Nabarungu, Chikuru, Munyana, Mbishi Mbishi, Ana, Rwibutso, Rehema, Buhoro, Habinga, Zawadi, Antoinette , Faida Kabumba, Zawadi, Mirimo, Baeni, Murwaneza , Mujawimana, Balingene, Furaha, Sylvie, Nabintu, Bora

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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