A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy 100 pairs of shoes.


Chikwanine Group's story

Kulondwa is president of the Cikwanine business group. She is 36 years old and the mother of nine children, seven of whom are in school. This is her 12th loan cycle with Hekima. She buys used shoes in Goma, and sometimes Bukavu, which she then re-sells in the market in Kavumu. She will use the loan she has requested to stock up with 100 pairs of shoes. She is immensely grateful to Hekima for having given hope and money to low-income women.

In this group: Madeleine, Kulondwa, Cavu, Nzigire, Nabahogwerhe, Cikuru, Masika, Cibanvunya, Nabalyahamwabo, Mulume, Munyerenkana, Kavira, Nabinwa, Mwavita, Naminani, Furaha, Munyololo, Abesha, Muganza, Kitumaini
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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