A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 12 lengths of African print cloth.


Justice Group's story

This leader of the business group « Justice », is an entrepreneur of 32, a widowed mother of three children who are all enrolled in school. In the photo she is on the far right in the black blouse, with her hand raised. She sells African print cloth. Her husband died an untimely death. She displays her merchandise at the central market of Virunga. She has been in various small income-generating activities of this sort for 14 years. However, she has just completed her sixth loan with Hekima. This new loan will serve to purchase 12 lengths of cloth for resale. Moreover she would like to have her children in school and build a house to rent out. The client thanks Hekima for its work to help poor widows who are not served by conventional banks. It is worth noting that the business group « Justice » is mostly made up of women.

In this group: Kabira, Rebecca, Lwanda, Batundi, Nziavake, Chakupewa, Kisuba, Honorina, Kahambu, Takinga, Bahati, Kavira, Kadali, Nyandwi, Mweze, Mwavita, Nakahungi, Nabinwa, Karinganire, Bitendanwa, Mikako, Mwamini, Kahambu, Tchomba, Rehema, Sifa, Bahati, Kasiba, Malu, Mawazo, Maene, Mawazo, Kahindo, Mwamini
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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