A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy one cask of palm oil.


Asifiwe Group's story

Bahati is an entrepreneur and the leader of the business group "Asifiwe". She is 32 years old, married, and the mother of seven children. Her husband is the assistant director of the Chidasa primary school. Bahati, the client, sells palm oil at the Nyabushongo sector market. She has been in this business for ten years. She started it with $50 received from being a facilitator. This new loan must serve her for one cask of palm oil to sell. In addition, her ambition is to expand her enterprise, to educate her children, and to create a mini hardware store. Bahati thanks Hekima for its work in favor of the poor who are excluded from traditional banks. It is appropriate to note that the business group "Asifiwe" is composed mostly of women.

In this group: Mawazo, Bahati, Kanane, Mwamini, Kanyere Tsongo, Ntabanga, Onorine, Bahati, Nyirasafari, Baseme, Batangabaga, Zawadi, Furaha, Bashoshere, Baraka, Mapendo, Mabizimungu, Bushashiri, Balingene, Bahati
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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