A loan of $4,750 helped a member to buy six casks of palm oil.


Asifiwe Yesu Group's story

Our customer Kavira, 38 years old, is the leader of the Asifiwe Yesu loan group. She is married and the mother of seven young children. Her husband is a driver. Kavira sells palm oil. She launched he business with a loan from IMF Hekima around 2005. At present, she is on her 24th loan cycle. She says that she has benefited a lot from the Hekima microloan program. This new loan will allow her to stock up by buying six casks of palm oil. In the future, her goal is to buy a car for her husband. She thanks Hekima for its support and for helping small business run by women become independent.

In this group: Mawazo, Bahati, Kavira, Kanane, Mwamini, Kanyere, Ntabanganga, Onorina, Nyirasafari, Baseme, Zawadi, Mushinganya, Kabuo, Mawazo
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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