A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy five bags of maize flour (semolina).


La Paix Virunga Group's story

Furaha L. is an entrepreneur, and leader of the business group "La paix Virunga” (Virunga Peace), which is composed mainly of women. She is 40 years old, married, and the mother of seven (7) children. Her husband is an officer of the national Congolese police. Furaha L. sells maize flour (semolina) at the central market of Virunga. She has been doing this for two years. She started her business with a sum of $50 received from the Hekima MFI. She will use this new loan to buy five bags of maize flour for resale. She also plans to expand her business, and have her children attend school. Furaha L. wishes to thank the Hekima MFI for helping the less fortunate who cannot turn to traditional banks.

In this group: Kahambu, Furaha, Uzamukunda, Mukambala, Ndamukunja, Mbavumoja, Kahambu, Kahindo, Kakule, Uwase, Riziki, Kabuo, Bashushano, Faida, Mwadjuma, Mauwa, Masika, Maisha, Masika, Furaha, Kombe Bizimana, Zawadi, Sifa, Wembe, Bulondo Muhombo, Cikuru Ntabona, Amani, Ndimubanzi, Neema, Furaha
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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