A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy two goats and more.

Mapatano Group's story

The leader of the business group “Mapatano” is an entrepreneur who is 52 years old, married, and the mother of nine children. Some of her children are in school, and others have their own homes. Her husband is a management chauffeur for a private company. Our client sells foodstuffs at the sector market Nyabushongo. She has been in this business for twenty years. However, she has just completed eight loan cycles with Hekima.

This new loan must be enough for her to buy two goats for her livestock farm, and the rest will be reinvested in her usual business selling grocery items. In addition, she has the ambition to educate her children and to build a second house to rent out.

Our client thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of poor women excluded from traditional banks. It is appropriate to note that this 28-member business group “Mapatano” is composed mostly of women plus three colleagues from the marketplace who wanted to be part of this souvenir photo.

In this group: Kavira, Kamahali, Aimerite, Namunganga, Vumilia, Mage, Gahinda, Bulere, Bahati, Minene, Muhigwira, Mukarugema, Tumaini, N'sabimana, Christine, Nabushori, Adela, Bonane, Musoka, Nabifuko, Sebato, Mapendo, Karasa, Mitima, Machozi, Nilele, Kabuo, Kahindo

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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