A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy 50 kg of peas, 50 kg of beans, etc.


Mwito Group's story

The client, Kakuru, is an entrepreneur, leader of the Mwito business group, 39 years old, married, and a mother of 7. Her husband is unemployed. The client sells peas, beans and other basic foods at the central market of Virunga. She’s been doing this for 10 years. She just fulfilled 5 loans with Hekima. She started her business with $50 from her husband. This new loan will help her stock up with other basic foods (50 kg of peas, 50 kg of beans, etc.) to sell. In addition, she envisions growing her business, sending her kids to school, and building a house. The client thanks Hekima for their actions to help the poor which are excluded from classic banks. It is worth noting that the Mwito business group is mostly female.

In this group: Kesheni, Sekanabo, Masika, Mwamini, Ngakundagize, Ndagijimana, Kakuru, Nzimire, Kahindo, Sifa, Tumaini, Kambale, Maombi, Musoka, Zawadi, Dusabe, Bizimungu, Damanie, Kazine, Muka, Munyere, Bageni, Hakizi, Ntire, Bembe

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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