A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy fish (24 packages).


Kimya Group's story

Kyakimwa, councillor of the credit association « Kimya » and a brave entrepreneur, is 39 years old and the mother of 4 young children who all go to school. Her husband works as a registered nurse in a local hospital.

Kyakimwa sells fish. She displays her merchandise at the central Virunga market. She started her business with funds received from her spouse. Later on, she received additional funding in the form of basic credit from IMF Hekima. She has been engaged in these revenue-generating activities for 17 years.

Kyakimwa has benefited from 5 loan cycles with the IMF Hekima microfinancing program. The insecurity in the interior of the province is a threat to the development of her business activities. This new loan will allow her to restock on fish (24 packages), and she will invest the rest in her business. She would also like to watch her children grow up and complete their studies, and build a house.

The customer thanks Hekima for its actions in aid of the economic and financial emancipation of women of insufficient means.

In this group: Kandolo, Kyakimwa, Mwamini, Shako, Byamungu, Shabani, Kahindo, Kasongo, Lusiya, Kahindo, Clementine, Masika, Mangaza, Faida, Buhoro
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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