A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy five bags of embers and four bunches of bananas.


Anonymous Group's story

The client is a member of the RIZIKI MPYA group. She is a dynamic 52-year-old widow and an experienced entrepreneur. She sells embers, bananas etc.. Her husband passed away unexpectedly after a short illness.

She started her own business right after getting married. Three years ago she learned that the micro-finance institution Hekima was providing micro-loans. This is how she obtained her first loan of 50 USD, which allowed her to strengthen her business. With the profits from her activity she is able to put some money into saving, to feed her children, and to provide for their education.

She has just obtained her eleventh loan. During that time period, her business has grown positively. This is why she has decided to request a new loan cycle. This new loan will be used to buy five bags of embers and four bunches of bananas.

She would also like to see her children grow comfortably. She thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of the empowerment of poor women excluded from the traditional banking system.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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