A loan of $5,000 helped a member 3 bags of manioc flour and funds for her housing project.


Sheria Group's story

K., an entrepreneur, is the leader of the "Sheria" business group. She is 48 years old, married and the mother of 10 children who are all in school and 4 others who already have their own homes. She sells manioc flour. Her husband is a guard (sentry) at a private enterprise. She sets up her merchandise at the Nyabushongo communal market. She has been operating this small business for 10 years. Meanwhile, she has completed 17 loan cycles with Hekima. This new loan will enable her to stock up with 3 bags of manioc flour to sell and the remainder of the money will be used for building her house. In addition, her goal is to educate her children and to build a comfortable home. She thanks Hekima for its actions in support of poor women excluded from traditional banks. It is fitting to mention that there are 13 women in the "Sheria" business group. There are 3 other colleagues from the Nyabushongo market included in the group photograph, where 16 people are visible.

In this group: Genevieve, Luanda, Maombi, Kahindo, Mangaza, Bunyere, Vumilia, Dina, Tabu, Mwissa, Bahati , Bahati, Kjahindo, Eliza

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea



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