A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase two dozen pairs of pants and shirts.

Baraka Alanine Group's story

The featured client, Nazirira, is the leader of the “Baraka Alanine” business group. She is a young entrepreneur and a 38-year-old mother of four young children who are still in elementary school. She sells clothing (pants and shirts, children’s clothing, pagnes and skirts). Her husband is a small-scale retailer. She sets up her items for sale in the Himbi-Katindo neighborhood market. She has been doing these sorts of small-scale income-generating activities for nine years, but has recently completed 10 loan cycles with Hekima. This newest loan will help her increase her stock with two dozen pairs of pants and shirts to sell. In addition, she wants to see her children grow up comfortably and grow her business. The featured client would like to thank Hekima for its work on behalf of disadvantaged women who don’t have access to conventional banks.

In this group: Babunga, Nazirira, Muhindo, Sebastien, Nkubonage, Simire, Nyota, Fitina, Kanyere, Bahati, Francine, Chinama, Furaha, Bahati, Faida, Faida, Nzigire, Maene, Buhoro, Maombi, Sifa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chelsea Rosendale

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