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A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy fish (24 packages).

Kinya Group's story

The customer sells fish. She displays her merchandise at the central market of Virunga. She started her business with funds received from her spouse. Later on, she benefited from additional funding in the form of basic credit from IMF Hekima. She has been engaged in these revenue-generating activities for 11 years. She has benefited from 5 loan cycles with the IMF Hekima microfinancing program. The insecurity in the interior of the province and the unstable macro-economic situation due to changing market prices both constitute serious threats 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. 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.

Note: one customer in the picture is holding her baby.

In this group: Lutala, Kabuo, Mukuluweka, Amina, Mufanzala, Kabuo, Kabulice, Sada, Kavira, Kahambu, Kavira, Mawazo, Masika, Bahavu , Kubuya, Munyerenkana, Kabuo, Kahambu

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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