A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 10 rolls of electrical wire and 6 dozen saws.


Anonymous Group's story

The client, with her hand raised in the photo, is the president the Shangilieni lending group. She is a widow and the mother of 7 children who are all in school. Her husband passed away in 2005 after a short illness.

Since then, she has been the sole provider for her children. This responsibility weighs heavily upon the rapid growth of her business.

For 8 years, she has worked in a mini hardware store. She started her small business with the money that she received when her husband died.

After that, she received a loan from IMF Hekima. With the loan from IMF Hekima, the client would like to increase her sales by buying 10 roles of electrical wire, 6 dozen saws, etc. In addition, the client also sells Fanta and Primus beer out of her home to increase her revenues and to respond to minor household emergencies.

The client would like to thank IMF Hekima for the loans that she received without the need for collateral. It is because of these loans that she was able to construct a 10-room plank house that she rents out. The rental income from this house allows her to respond to the needs of her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin



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