A loan of $5,000 helped a member to pay for 5 casks of palm oil.

Asifiwe Group's story

The client, Kavira, the leader of the business group "Asifiwe", is an entrepreneur, 40 years old, married, mother of 5 young children, who study. Her husband is a driver in an organization. She is a seller of palm oil. She sets up her merchandise at the Nyabushongo communal market.

Ten years have passed in which she has been carrying on small revenue-generating activities such as this. However, she has completed 8 loan cycles with Hekima. Her first capital was $100 received from her husband. The new loan serves to supply her with 5 casks of palm oil to sell. Further, she wishes to see her children grow up comfortably and to grow her enterprise. The client thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of poor women excluded by traditional banks.

In this group: Bahati, Kavira, Kanene, Kanyere, Ntabanga, Onorina, Nyirasafari, Baseme, Batangabaga, Furaha, Basoshore, Bushashire, Balingene

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Yvonne English

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