A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy a motorcycle.

Chance Group's story

Suzana M., age 60, is married and the mother of ten children. She's an entrepreneur, and the leader of the Chance group. Her husband is "chef d'avenue" (exercising authority over his neighborhood). Suzana M. sells charcoal at the sectorial market Afia Bora.

She's been running this business since her youth. Around 2008, she got her first loan from Kiva's partner, Hekima MFI, in order to bolster her capital. This new loan will be used to buy a motorcycle, to provide passenger transportation services across the city and increase her income. She ambitions to ensure the future of her business.

Suzana M. confirms having carried out many projects thanks to Hekima's loan. She thanks Hekima for its actions targeting poor women who do not get access to loans from regular banks. The Chance group comprises 15 members.

In this group: Musa, Suzana, Riziki, Furaha, Mapendo, Bitaki, Luendo, Nabakatsi, Bahati, Maronyi, Kahambu, Kavira, Nabashali, Batasema, Tumaini

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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