A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 8 cans of gasoline and heating oil, as well as 10 pairs of shoes.

Aksante Mungu Group's story

Shabubake is an entrepreneur and the leader of the business group "Aksante Mungu". She's 27 years old, married, and the mother of four children, who all attend school. She retails fuel, gasoline and heating oil. In addition, she also sells shoes to increase her income. Her husband is a hairdresser, he co-owns a hair salon for men and women.

Shabubake sets up her merchandise along the Karibu-Ulpgl boulevard. She's been running this business for more than five years. She just completed her tenth loan with Kiva's partner, Hekima. This new loan will help her to buy 8 cans of gasoline and heating oil, as well as ten pairs of shoes.

Furthermore, she ambitions to send her children to school and buy a land lot for construction. She thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of the poor women who are excluded from classical banks. The business group "Aksante Mungu" is mostly made up of women.

In this group: Katembo, Shabubake, Kabena, Paluku, Nabintu, Kahambu, Muhindo, Jacquis, Babutwa, Katungu, Sanvura, Rurhagegera, Masika, Marie, Nsimire, Bitetwa, Katungu, Masumbe

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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