A loan of $4,450 helped a member to buy four bags of charcoal for resale.


Afya Group's story

Kahindo, a member of the business group Afya, is a married mother of eight young children. Her husband is a mason carpenter.

Kahindo sells charcoal, and she is a partner in a charcoal storage facility. She started her business with her own funds after selling part of her land. Later, she turned to the Hekima MFI for financial support.

She will use this new loan to buy four bags of charcoal. Her main challenges are the multiple taxes, difficulties brought on by police, and administrative red tape.

Kahindo wishes to thank the Hekima MFI for helping female owners of small businesses to become self-sufficient.

Note: One of the group members is holding her baby in the photo.

In this group: Kahambu, Kahindo, Kitumaini, Vumilia, Sifa, Chibalonza, Ishara, Furaha, Aziza, Mwakabiri, Makene, Furaha, Nambembe, Mirindi, Msimu, Valantine, Nabintu, Mutanzi, Passy, Furaha, Esperence, Muhindo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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