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Total loan: $5,000
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Lumiere Group


A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy ten pairs of shoes, ten plastic bowls, a carton of biscuits, a box of kitchen salt, ten cups, etc.


Lumiere Group's story

The representative of the "Lumière" business group is a 30-year old entrepreneur, who is married and mother to five children, all of whom are studying. Her husband is a motorbike taxi-driver in the town of Goma. The customer is a trader of various items in the Nyabushongo sector market. She has been carrying out this activity for the past seven years. She has had four loans from Hékima. This new loan will enable her to buy ten pairs of shoes, ten plastic bowls, a carton of biscuits, a box of kitchen salt, ten cups etc. Her ambition is for her children to be able to study and to build a house on her own piece of land. The customer is grateful to Hekima for the help it gives to poor women who do not have access to classic banks. It should be noted that the majority of the "Lumière" business group are women.

In this group: Kavira, Kalikumutima, Luhinzo , Chibalonza, Mwamini, Kakuru, Kimbayi, Nabunani, Sikujua, Mateso, Juliene, Tulinabo, Furaha, Safi, Mwamini, Kafurura, Chakupewa, Mazimuke, Mashitoko, Feza, Urimubeshi, Nabashali, Mapendo, Kingera, Nabihumbi Byabuze, Sadiki, Munvaneza, Namavu, Maliyetu
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: May 12, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hekima, a partner of World Relief

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: May 12, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hekima, a partner of World Relief