A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy four baskets.

Farijika Group's story

The client Katungu is an entrepreneur, and the leader of the business group Farijika. She is 42, married, and the mother of seven children. Her husband is a hotel operator.

Katungu sells fresh fish at the communal market in Katindo-Alanine. She has been in this business for twelve years. She has just finished her 15th loan cycle with Hekima. Her business began with $20 received from her husband.

The new loan should help her stock up with four baskets of fresh fish, and the rest will go to the family's small projects.

Furthermore, she hopes to build her business, school her children, and build a house to rent out.

The client thanks Hekima for its work to help the poor who are normally excluded from a classic bank. It should be said that the business group Farijika consists primarily of women.

In this group: Batasema, Katungu, Kahindo, Tina, Furaha, Mariamu, Mapendo, Hortense, Nabintu, Furaha, Zawadi, Sheria, Njimbi, Wabiwa, Dusabe, Nyota

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robin Clochard

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