A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy 2 bags of garlic, 2 cans of Rina oil and other products.


Shagali Group's story

The client is the president of the lending group Shagali. She is 38 years old, a brave woman, an entrepreneur and the mother of 6 children who all go to school. She sells small items in front of her home, most notably rice, sugar, Fanta, soaps, salt and spices. Her husband works for a transportation agency. She started her business with a loan from Hekima, once she found out about the institution's activities in Goma from neighbours. The profits from her business are used to build savings and pay for her children's food and education. She has just received her 5th loan. Over time, this customer has seen her business decrease in the wake of the economic crisis and because of the region's security problems. However, thanks to Hekima's loans, she has been able to buy a significant amount of household equipment for her family. This new credit will be used to buy 2 bags of garlic, 2 cans of Rina oil and other products. She would like to see her children grow up without trouble. The customer thanks Hekima for its actions to empower women with lower incomes.

In this group: Nabarina, Nsimire, Tabu, Kahindo, Fikiri, Kafeke, Belinda, Mbilizi, Katungu, Sekanabo, Kahindo, Banga, Nabuchaguzi, Kavira, Kisa, Mwangaza, Sifa, Nakahonga, Sifa, Maombolezo, Tunabo, Rebecca, Salima, Maangaiko, Siuzike, Pendeza, Naminani, Fatu, Safi, Bahati, Kahindo, Ombeni, Furaha
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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