A loan of $5,000 helped a member 57 bags of charcoal.

Malaika Group's story

H. Furaha is an entrepreneur and leader of the Malaika business group. She is 39 years old, married and the mother of six children. Her spouse assists her in her business.

H. Furaha sells charcoal in a depot where wholesalers display their goods. She started her business with her own funds, $300 supplied by her husband. She has been running her business since 2000.

Later she benefited from a $50 credit loan from the Hekima MFI. This new loan will serve to resupply her merchandise (57 bags of charcoal). Moreover her ambition is to expand her business and see her children complete their education.

As a customer H. Furaha thanks Hekima for its actions dedicated to impoverished people who are excluded from normal banking services. The Malaika group is made up of 13 members, comfortably dressed in their unit’s uniform.

In this group: Mukagerasi, Ntizihabase, Lwasso, Yalala, Furaha, Bahati, Mawazo, Bora, Mbambu Vumilia, Mauwa, Riziki, Ndambugha, Riziki

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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