A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 50 chickens.


Mapendo Group's story

Mwanaidi K. (raising her hand in the picture) is the leader of the Mapendo group and she's seeking her fifteenth loan. She's 43 years old, divorced, and the mother of ten children, of whom six attend school while others live on their own). It must be noted that she has to support her children by herself, since her former husband abandoned her completely.

She started her business with a capital obtained from her husband, before their divorce. Her business, which she has been running for 24 years, consists in providing chickens to hotels, snack bars, restaurants… of the city. With this new loan, she wishes to bolster her revenue by purchasing 50 chickens. In the future, she intends to diversify her business and purchase a transport vehicle.

Mwanaidi K. thanks Kiva's partner, MFI Hekima, for the loans she receives with no collateral at all. Thanks to these loans, she manages to provide for her children. Mapendo group is composed of 19 members, mostly women.

In this group: Baruti, Riziki, Kyatokekwa, Sanganiro, Mugisho, Kisonga, Yotemema, Mwanaidi, Bernard, Masupa, Zagabe, Wambinja, Machozi, Sifa, Chibalonza, Chibalonza, Kahindo, Mukonda, Bulonda

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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