A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy a dozen bowls, a dozen pails and other plastic products.


Umoja Group's story

Mwinja is the vice president of the Umoja loan group. She is the mother of five children who are all in school. She is 27 years old and married to a man who works as a caretaker. Mwinja crosses the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Rwanda border to buy a range of plastic products in Rwanda. She dreams of growing her business and having a store where she can sell her products. She will use the loan she has requested to buy a dozen bowls, a dozen pails and other plastic products. She thanks Hekima for their loans and pledges to make weekly to twice-weekly repayments.

In this group: Nanfisi, Nzigire, Kitumaini, Faida, Namurhobo, Ntakwinja, Furaha, Kusinza, Birhalo, Nsimire, Mwinja, Nabalyahamwabo, Nzigire, Loso, Mwinja, Ntakwinja, Neema, Kalolo, Cibalonza
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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