A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase 10 boubous (African robes), 50 "bodys", 70 skirts, and 30 headscarves.


Baraka Alanine Group's story

Nkubonage Z. is an entrepreneur, and an advisor to the "Baraka Alanine" group, composed primarily of women . She is 39 years old, and a married mother of eight. Her husband is a self-employed driver/mechanic. Nkubonage Z. sells various items of clothing at the Katindo-Alanine town market. She has worked in this field for the past four years, having started out with $250 from her husband. This new loan will enable her to stock up on dresses to sell (10 boubous - African robes, 50 "bodys", 70 skirts, and 30 headscarves). Furthermore, she is seeking to grow her business and to see to her children's education up to BAC+5 (post-secondary education). Nkubonage Z. would like to thank Hekima for helping those excluded from ordinary banking activities.

In this group: Babunga, Nanzirane, Faida, Banyere, Sebastien, Riziki, Nkubonage, Chiru, Kanyere, Maombi, Chinama, Furaha, Mapendo, Nzigire, Bahati, Mutumwinga, Francine, Bahati, Sifa, Ndirira, Faida

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne



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