A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 15 sets of pagnes (a type of brightly-printed West African cloth).

Nyota Group's story

Kahambu M. M. is a businesswoman and president of the business group "Nyota." She is 30 years old, married, and has 3 children. Her husband is an engineer for the telecommunications firm "Air Tel." Kahambu M. M. is a retailer of pagnes (a type of brightly-printed West African cloth). She is based at the central market in Virunga, and has run this business for 7 years. She launched her business with her own funds, which were given to her by her older sister. The initial capital was $100. This new loan is meant to help her supply herself with new merchandise (15 sets of pagnes). In addition, her ambition is to enlarge her business and educate her children. Kahambu M. M. is thankful to Hekima (one of Kiva's field partners) for its actions on behalf of the poor who are excluded from the traditional banking system. It is to be noted that the business group "Nyota" is composed primarily of women.

In this group: Kabuo, Djati, Kahambu, Kahambu, Kahambu , Kabuo, Kavira, Kavira, Paluku, Kavira, Mwanvua, Kavira, Mwahulwa, Kavira, Paluku, Katungu, Katungu, Kanyere, Mawazo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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