A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy one bale one secondhand clothing.


Anonymous Group's story

The client is part of a business community. She's an energetic woman and an experienced entrepreneur. She's 36 years old and the mother of eleven children. On two occasions, she gave birth to twins.

She's a seller at the central market Virunga. Her husband is a civil servant with the state's land registry office. She started her business on her own funds, that she got from her husband after their wedding.

On a regular basis, she receives a loan from Kiva's partner, Hekima, to strengthen her business. She just received her eighth loan. During the previous loan cycle, her sales declined measurably, following a financial crisis looming on the horizon after the country's elections.

Consequently, she decided to seek a smaller amount for this new cycle. She will use this new loan to purchase one bale of secondhand clothing, and use the remainder to pay her children's school expenses. In addition, she would like to see her children grow and buy a land lot.

She thanks Hekima for its action aimed at making low-income women self-sustaining.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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