A loan of $5,000 helped a member 3 pools of fish fry, 50 kg of peanuts.


Zawadi Group's story

B. S. is an entrepreneur, leader of the business group Z.. She is 44 years old, married, and mother of 9 children. Her husband is unemployed. B. S. is a seller of fish fry (locally called Sambaza) and peanuts. She sets up shop at the regional market Nyabushongo, sometimes at her home, and at the side of the road, especially in the evening during rush hour. She started her business with funds received from her husband. Later, she received a loan of $50 from IMF Hekima. It has been 10 years that she's been in business. This new loan will allow her to stock new products (3 pools of fish fry and 50 kg of peanuts). In addition, she aims to grow her business, put her children in school and feed them comfortably. B. S. thanks Hekima for their work devoted to poor women excluded by traditional banks. The Z. group consists of 17 members.

In this group: Furaha, Rehema, Nyamvura, Bahati, Kakuru, Banyere, Bindu, Ntanchonanze, Chimpanyi, Rebecca, Nsabimana, Muhawe, Muomba, Mukumbwa, Heshima, Bazira, Bavuziki
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh



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