A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase two bags of onions and two bags of garlic.

Salama Group's story

The customer Bahati, who is the representative for the business group "Salama", is an entrepreneur. She is 45 years old, a widow, and a mother of six. All her children attend or have attended school; some are nurses and others have their own families now.
She sells onions and garlic. Her husband sadly passed away eight years ago after a short illness. She displays her wares at the Birere agricultural sales center, in a public warehouse. She has been in this business for over 16 years. Moreover, she just went through six cycles with Hekima loans. This new loan will be used to procure two bags of onions and two bags of garlic. In addition, she ambitions to keep her children in school and to build a house for her orphaned children.
The customer thanks Hekima for its action in favor of underprivileged women excluded from traditional banking. It is worth mentioning that the "Salama" business group is composed of 15 customers, but that since their business partner wished to be part of the group picture, 16 people are visible on the photo.

In this group: Bauma, Neema, Masika, Anne, Chibalonza, Masika, Katungu, Ruzindana, Nabintu, Mukarujira, Ndahaliza, Bahati, Kanyere, Lubango, Ndoole
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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