A loan of $5,000 helped a member to pay for 15 pagnes.


Rafiki Group's story

Client Kavugho, the leader of the business group “Rafiki,” is an entrepreneur. She is 40 years old, married and the mother of several children and grandchildren. Her husband is unemployed. She sells women’s clothing (pagnes, which are brightly colored lengths of cloth). She has been involved in this money-making work for 7 years. She has been through 6 loan cycles with Hekima. The first money she had came from her husband. This new loan will allow her to buy 15 pagnes to sell and to carry out some other plans for the family. She would also like to see her children grow up more comfortably and to be educated. This client thanks Hekima for its work to benefit poor women who are excluded from the traditional banking system.

In this group: Mbavu, Boshwenda, Kavira, Vumilia, Katoto, Nyakeza, Kasereka, Furaha, Nzigire, Mukakimenyi, Kavugho, Naomi, Bwinja, Mobembo, Noella, Kahashi, Laheri, Kahindo, Anjakameli, Fitina, Nzigire, Nabintu
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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