A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 20 bags of flour, sugar, yeast etc..

Sarepta Group's story

Kapinga N. is an entrepreneur and president of the "Sarepta" business group. She is 64 years old, married and mother to ten children, the eldest son being 46 years old and the youngest being 26 years old. All her ten children have got university diplomas. Her husband is an accountant in a public company, namely the National Café Office (Office national du café - ONC). The customer, Kapinga N. is a baker. She also has a shop in order to maximise her income. She has been carrying out her bakery business for the past 33 years. She started the business with a capital generated from the production of crop from the fields. This crop was worth USD 6 at the time. This new loan will allow her to get fresh supplies of basic products (20 bags of flour, sugar, yeast etc.). Her ambition for the future is to expand her business and, above all, her production space, but also to get her children started up in providing for themselves. Kapinga N. is grateful to Hekima for its actions in favour of poor people who are excluded from classic banks. It should be noted that the "Sarepta" business group is made up mainly of women.

In this group: Rubenga, Kapinga, Sumbuso, Shituka, Nyirakamana, Mulumederwa, Netsuba, Faida, Balume, Akwabela, Fatuma, Kambale, Honorine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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