A loan of $4,425 helped a member to buy wheat flour, yeasts, sugars, etc.


Tusaidie Group's story

The client Bituha is the advisor of the business group Tusaidie. She is 53 years old, married, and the mother of 12 children and a number of grandchildren. Her husband is a priest in a Baptist church. The client has been selling beignets and cakes out of her home for about 5 years. She started her business with a revolving credit line from a local development bank in the city of Goma. Later on, she asked for support from IMF Hekima. She has just completed 22 loan cycles with Hekima's microfinance program. She says that thanks to this loan, her children can study comfortably in the local universities. The major challenge with her business has to do with having a small amount of capital. This new loan will help her buy wheat flower, yeasts, sugars, etc. The rest of the money will be used to pay for schooling fees for her children. She would like to grow her business and would like to thank Hekima for their support and empowerment of female small business owners.

In this group: Masika, Kavugho, Kahindo, Kahindo, Kavira, Masika, Katungu, Lumaliza, Kavira, Kabuo, Riziki, Bitaha, Kahindo, Kavira, Kavugho, Kanyere, Kavira
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin



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