A loan of $1,925 helped a member to pay for two sacks of potatoes, etc.


Anonymous Group's story

The leader of the "Ubumwe" group is an entrepreneur. She is a 48-year old widow who recently remarried a mason/builder. She has three young children who all go to school.

She sells charcoal, potatoes, flour, etc. She displays the merchandise in front of her house. Previously, she was a market gardener in her village before moving to the town of Goma. Since a young age, she has been carrying out these small, revenue-producing activities.

She has just obtained her second loan from Hekima. This new loan will allow her to buy two sacks of potatoes, etc. In addition, she would like to see her children grow up in comfort, and open a shop.

She thanks Hekima for helping poor women who cannot turn to traditional banks. Note that in the photo, some of the women are carrying their babies.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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