A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 40 pairs of shoes and some building materials.


Tuimizane Group's story

Kasiwa is the leader of the Tuimizane group. She is a 44-year old entrepreneur and the mother of 8 children, all of whom are students. Kasiwa is a shoe seller, and her husband is a pilot. She sells her wares at the Cadeco municipal market in the center of town. Kasiwa has been a small retailer for 4 years and has already completed 6 loan cycles with Hekima. This new loan would allow her to buy 40 pairs of shoes for resale. The remainder of the money would be used fund a construction project. Kasiwa would like to grow her business and watch her children grow up in comfort. She would like to thank Hekima for helping disadvantaged women excluded from regular bank lending channels.

In this group: Abiba, Kasiwa, Babutire, Chiza, Nsimire, Busimba, Faida, Mamisa, Lushoka, Rebecca, Mwavita, Nabintu, Kahindo, Djamila, Riziki, Atosha
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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