A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy four sacks of potatoes, five stalks of bananas, two jerrycans of Rina oil, and one barrel of palm oil, etc.


Baraka Office Group's story

The client named Bauma, the representative of the business group called « Baraka Office », is an entrepreneur of 42, married and the mother of four children, all enrolled in school. Her husband is a human rights activist in the town of Goma, working for an NGO. Bauma sells pototoes, bananas, refined oil, palm oil, and so on at the the Office's small sector market. She has been in this work for a full seven years, but she has just finished repaying her 16th loan with Hekima. This new loan will allow her to buy four sacks of potatoes, five stalks of bananas, two jerrycans of Rina oil, and one barrel of palm oil, etc. Morever, she would like to pay her children's school fees and build a house, since she is presently renting. This client thanks Hekima for working on behalf of poor women who are excluded from conventional banks. Please note that the business group « Baraka Office» is made up mainly of women.

In this group: Ibrahimu, Kalimasi, Sekanabo, Therese, Wakusomba, Mutumbe, Bauma, Kahindo, Yohali, Wambana, Mulamba, Lukamba, Ndihorya, Bawili, Abuta, Kelekele, Uri, Zaina, Asiya
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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