A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 50 bags of cement and other construction materials.

Ujumbe Group's story

Kashibondo W. is a businesswoman and member of the "Ujumbe" business group. She is 39 years old, married, and has 8 children. Her husband is a public administration civil servant in the postal and telecommunications division "OPCT." Kashibondo W. is a seller of cement, lime, and other construction materials. She displays her goods at a hardware store, and has run this business for three years. She launched her business with her own funds, given to her by her husband. She has just completed 9 loan cycles with the microfinance institution Hekima (one of Kiva's field partners). This new loan will serve to buy 50 bags of cement and other construction material. In addition, her ambition is to enlarge her business, educate her children, and build a permanent home. Kashibondo W. is thankful to Hekima for its actions on behalf of the poor who are excluded from the classical banking system. It is to be noted that the "Ujumbe" business group is composed primarily of women.

In this group: Noela, Ahadi, Tegera, Mbuyi, Zawadi, Riziki, Kashibondo , Kasoki, Kahindo, Muhindo, Furaha, Furaha, Zawadi, Mutetezi, Kalimuka, Kadirisha
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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