A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy three bales of used shoes.

Shukrani Group's story

Byabagula is an ambitious woman who forms part of the Shukrani borrowing group. Aged 52, she is married to a man who is unemployed, and is mother to 12 children who are all at school. She has sold used shoes since 2006, and this is her 13th loan cycle with Hekima.

Byabagula plans to use her loan to buy used shoes. She wants to build a family home in the future, and gives her thanks to Hekima.

In this group: Byabagula, Lubala, Bungilila, Gurahoza, Chukiwa, Wamunzila, Matabaro, Zirirane, Lubango, Riziki, Mariam, Mapendo, Cinama, Feza, Apendeki, Muhindo, Nashinja, Mulonda, Rhuhune, Sifa, Ombeni, Furaha

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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