A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 6 sacs of potatoes and pay education expenses.

Tuongozane Group's story

Masika is the leader of the Tuongozane business group. She is a 40-year old entrepreneur and the mother of 12 children who are all in school. Masika sells potatoes at the central market of Virunga. She and her husband are both small retailers. Masika has been a small retailer for 14 years and raised her initial capital with crops grown on her own land. This loan would be used to buy 6 sacs of potatoes for resale and to pay for her children's education. Masika would also like to provide for her children's future by buying them plots of land. She would like to thank Hekima for helping disadvantaged women excluded from regular bank lending channels.

In this group: Kavira, Kanyere, Katungu, Kangesa, Masika, Masika, Mbuyi, Tulinabo, Zihindula, Namegabe, Sango, Akake, Amnaza, Masika, Kavira

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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