A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 80 bunches of bananas, and allocate the remaining half to savings.


Tuongozane Group's story

Kangesa K. M. is a businesswoman and secretary of the "Tuongozane" business group. She is 44 years old, married, and has 8 children, of whom 6 are in school. Her husband is currently unemployed. Kangesa K. M. sells bananas and displays her goods at the central market in Virunga. She has run this business for 13 years. She began her business with her own funds, issued by selling a small plot of land to her neighbour. This new loan will serve to supply her with 80 bunches of bananas, and the remaining half will be allocated to savings. In addition, her ambition is to enlarge her capital, educate her children, and construct a permanent home. Kangesa K. M. is thankful to Hekima (one of Kiva's field partners) for its actions on behalf of the poor who are excluded from the standard banking system. It is to be noted that the "Tuongozane" business group is composed primarily of women.

In this group: Kavira, Katungu, Kangesa , Masika, Masika, Pendano, Tulinabo, Namegabe, Balezi, Akake, Mirimo , Kumva, Chibalonza, Mujijima
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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