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


Zamiri Group's story

Masika, representative for the business group "Zamiri" is an entrepreneur, aged 69, a widow, and a grandmother of several boys and girls. She sells fresh and smoked fish at the central market of Virunga. She has been in this business for about 30 years. She has just finished 17 rounds of loans with the banque communautaire Hekima. This new loan will help her stock up on four baskets of fish and the rest of the money will be used for small family projects. She lives comfortably in peace with her children and grandchildren. However, she has a goal to buy a small parcel of land that she can leave to her next of kin. She thanks Hekima for its work with poor women who are excluded from the traditional banking industry. Zamiri group remains dedicated to its work and business success.

In this group: Ebulu, Kambere, Furaha, Kavira, Mbambu, Muderwa, Malonga, Kanyere, Bangala, Kavira, Nyiragahinda, Kabuo, Furaha, Kavira, Muhindo, Nzigire, Kahindo, Nsimire, Kanyere

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye



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