A loan of $4,400 helped a member one sack of second-hand clothing and one sack of handbags.

Faraja Group's story

Mutoo Z. is an entrepreneur and the secretary of the Faraja group. She is 34 years old, married and the mother of seven. Her spouse is an accountant in a private business. Mutoo Z. sells second-hand clothing at the local market in the TMK sector. She also sells handbags in order to increase her revenues. She had launched her business with her own starting capital in the amount of $80 received from her husband. She has been in this business since 2000. Later on she obtained a loan of $50,- from IMF Hekima. The new loan will allow her to stock up on goods (one sack of second-hand clothing and one sack of handbags). In addition, her goal is to expand her business and to stock up in big cities such as Dubai. As a client of Hekima, Mutoo Z. is grateful for its work in support of the poor who are excluded from traditional banking. The Faraja group is composed of 26 members.

In this group: Ndoole, Kaseya, Bamba, Bwira, Nabakazi, Mwitoo, Anani, Materanya, Kabuo, Kanyere, Azama, Baumeto, Hangi, Moza, Bubuga, Kavira, Ngabo, Bindu, Kibundila, Feza, Kanyere, Sikitu, Lukoo, Kyakimwa, Balombane, Shambua

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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