A loan of $4,975 helped a member to buy two bales of clothing.


Arche De Noé Group's story

The client Mutima is the representative of the business group “Noah’s Ark,” is an entrepreneur, 50 years old, married, and the mother of six. All her children study; some are already university students and others have their own households. She sells used clothing and is a member of a modern sewing shop. Her husband is a university professor. She displays her goods by the road, in front of her home. She has been in this business for 20 years.

She just finished nine loan cycles with Hekima. This new loan will allow her to purchase two bales of used clothing. In addition, her goal is to provide for her children’s education and to buy a house on the land plot she has bought thanks to the income from her business. She thanks Hekima for its work in support of impoverished women who don’t have access to the classical bank system. It needs to be noted that the majority of “Noah’s Ark” group members are women. Some mothers are seen in the photo joyfully holding their babies; some women’s faces are hard to see because the entire group had to fit into the picture.

In this group: Kavira, Kavira, Kalala, Bunzuki, Sakina, Mutima, Kavira, Kavugho, Mupenzi, Kavira, Ramazani, Furaha, Wayali, Fitina, Bavure, Kahambu, Tsabubo, Bwira, Mariam, Bahati, Murasi, Safari, Amana, Chibalonza, Mapenzi, Machozi, Masirika, Chibalonza, Kabisuba, Byamungu, Musagi, Zakindi, Bahati, Muluta, Leocadie, Mabalon, Amunazo, Kahindo
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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