A loan of $4,375 helped a member to purchase two cases of Fanta, one box of kitchen salt, beauty cream, biscuits etc.

Miujiza Group's story

The client, Masirika, is the leader of the business group called "Miujiza". She is 25 years old, a newlywed and the mother of one child who is still a baby. She is a salesperson for a variety of goods. Her husband is a teacher and an instructor.

She sells her merchandise from a small store, or kiosk, close to her home. She has been in this business for a year. She has completed two loan cycles with the microfinance institution Hekima. This new loan will be used to purchase two cases of Fanta, one box of kitchen salt, beauty creams, biscuits and so on. Additionally, her ambition is to purchase a plot of land so that she can build comfortably.

She would like to thank Hekima for its work helping poor women who are excluded from traditional banks. It should be noted that the members in the business group "Miujiza" are mostly women.

In this group: Bitakuya, Nzigire, Muhindo, Bwira, Adela, Masiri, Sifa, Nyirandugu, Sinandugu, Ndakola, Furaha, Mwavita, Bandu, Yulita, Yabambariye, Ntamwinja, Kazuba, Sifa, Faida, Furaha, Ariette, Muhombo, Marcellin, Masirika, Watemwami, Namuchima, Katungu, Asifiwe, Rulinabo, Amani, Fitina, Mapendo, Mapendo, Esperence, Kahindo, Anna, Riziki, Hakizi, Ntakwinja, Tumaini, Banyere, Kisuba, Basabose, Jeannette

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner

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