A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy two baskets of potatoes, ten liters of oil, 25kg of flour, Fanta, milk, etc.

Uwezo Group's story

The customer, Lucia, who is leader of the Uwezo business group, is a 53-year old entrepreneur. She is married and mother to two young children, who are both at school. Her husband is unemployed. She is a member/shareholder of a restaurant. She has been carrying out small-income generating activities of this kind for the past 12 years. Nevertheless, she has just been given her 13th loan from Hekima. She will use this new loan to get fresh supplies: two baskets of potatoes,ten liters of oil, 25 kg of flour, Fanta, milk, etc. She would like to see her children grow up in comfort and grow her business. The customer is grateful to Hekima for its actions in favour of poor women who do not have access to classic banks.

In this group: Lucia, Mirimo, Kashano, Aluma, Lutete, Rhulinabo, Amuli, Ntabugi, Neema, Mahina, Marie, Mutula, Chikwanine, Shukuru, Bazi, Dunia, Chikuru, Anna, Faida, Asanti, Mwembe, Faida, Balingene, Sifa, Byamungu, Kadanganyi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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