A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 20 bags of manioc and to help the family.

Safina Group's story

Mugurwa N. is an entrepreneur, president of the Safina group, 58 years old, married, and a mother of nine, all of whom attend school, but two of which already have their own homes. Her husband is a small storekeeper. Mugurwa N. sells manioc flour in stores at the makeshift trade center Birere. She has been doing this for about six years. She started her business with her first loan from Hekima around 2006. This new loan will allow her to stock up on 20 bags of manioc, and the rest will be used for her family. In addition, she plans to grow her business, buy a piece of land, and build there. Mugurwa N. thanks Hekima for its support of poor women excluded from classical banks. It should be noted that the business group Safina is made up of 27 clients, of which two women are holding their babies.

In this group: Mugurwa, Maneno, Yoali, Mwamini, Fitina, Riziki, Mwanvua, Tuisenge, Kahindo, Bono, Vumilia, Wimana, Kakoy, Elisee, Namivumbi, Faida, Tuilwire, Nsimire, Bizimungu, Bahati, Kabuo, Fitina, Riziki, Furaha, Merci, Gato, Aloki

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.

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