A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy three pigs.


Heshima Group's story

Sikitu, our client, is the leader of the business group "Heshima". She is 28 years old, an entrepreneur, married, and the mother of four children, who are all students. She sells meat (pork) and is a partner in a butcher shop. Her husband is also a butcher. She sells to the public and has been in this business for three years.

However, Sikitu just completed nine loan cycles with Hekima. This new loan must serve to provide her with three pigs for slaughter. In addition, her ambition is to educate her children and to buy a plot of land on which to build easily.

Our client thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of poor women who are excluded from traditional banks. It is appropriate to note that the business group "Heshima" is restricted to six women.

In this group: Sikitu, Rehema, Vumilia, Kasiwa, Francoise, Furaha

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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