A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 10 cases of Primus, 10 cases of Aigles, and 5 cases of Fanta.


Neema Group's story

The client, Kyakimwa, entrepreneur and leader of the business group Neema is 50 years old, married, and a mother of four, some of whom attend school and others who live on their own. Her husband is employed by the public customs company l’Office Congolais de Contrôle (OCC). The client sells drinks (Primus, Aigles, Fanta) on the river walk in the Katindo neighborhood. Nine years have gone by that she’s been doing this. Meanwhile, in 2005, she got her first loan from Hekima. This new loan will help her buy 10 cases of Primus, 10 cases of Aigles, and 5 cases of Fanta. In addition, she would like to pay for her children’s schooling and build a house on her own plot. The client thanks Hekima for its actions to help poor women who are excluded from classic banks. It is worth noting that the business group Neema is mostly female.

In this group: Mwandiki, Chubaka , Kyakimwa, Chakupewa, Zubeda, Safari, Kanyere, Kahindo, Kavugho, Namigabe, Mawazo, Kabuo, Ntakwinza, Nyabusantu, Kahindo, Masika, Ziana, Bisimwa , Kabuo, Nzabara

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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