A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy beans.

Zabayo Group's story

The client Kiroha is an entrepreneur, the leader of the business group Zabayo. She is 39 years old, married, and the mother of nine children. Three of them have their own homes, and the others are in school. Her husband is a teacher. Kiroha sells beans at the Majengo sector market. She has been in this business for more than fifteen years.

She has just finished four loan cycles with Hekima. She started her business with $20 from her husband. This new loan should serve to buy her one bag of beans to sell. Her ambitions are to educate her children and to build a house. She thanks Hekima for its actions supporting the poor, excluded from traditional banking.

It should be mentioned that the business group Zabayo is primarily composed of women. The photo was taken in very bright sunlight. In it, certain women are under their parasols and others are invisible. Also, one mother came with her little girl, shown in the second row.

In this group: Kahindo, Kiroha, Tumaini, Chizanye, Nyirasabimana, Kavira, Vumilia, Chibalonza, Nyirahabimana, Furaha, Mujinya, Sebimana, Siuzike, Banyungu, Maniriho, Sifa, Kabuo, Kavira, Simwa Ndungo, Nyirahabimana, Bigirifura, Kanyere, Wamwanya, Mapendo, Mwasha, Ngabire, Nyabyenda, Habimana, Zawadi, Mabanzi, Zarwako, Sinandugu

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robin Clochard

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