A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy three baskets of fish and 10 cases of beverages (Fanta, Primus, Aigle) for resale.


Upendo-Kahembe Group's story

The client is a young entrepreneur by the name of Asha. She is the leader of the “Upendo-Kahembe" group. She is 21 years old and the mother of two young children. She sells fish and beverages. Her husband is unemployed. She sets up her goods for sale at the communal market of Kahembe. She has been doing these to earn some money for four years. She just finished five lending cylces with Hekima. This new loan will allow her to stock up by buying three baskets of fish and 10 cases of beverages (Fanta, Primus, Aigle) for resale. Moreover, she would like to see her children grow up in a comfortable environment and to buy a land plot. The clien thanks Hekima for its work in favor of impoverished women who lack access to traditional banking.

In this group: Kyakimwa, Zamuda, Kavira, Kavira, Kambere, Faida, Mambo, Neema, Kavira, Hussina, Masika, Umutesi, Asha, Kabuo, Kyakimwa, Bwira, Aza

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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