A loan of $5,850 helped a member to buy 2 sacks of onions and 2 sacks of garlic.


Salama Group's story

This client, Bahati, is the representative of the business group "Salama". She is an entrepreneur, 45 years old, and the mother of six children, all in school and who include nurses and those with their own homes. Bahati sells onions and garlic. Her husband died following a short illness almost nine years ago. Bahati displays her merchandise at a warehouse. She has been operating this business for sixteen years. However, she just completed ten cycles in the Hekima micro-loan program. This new loan must serve to supply her with 2 sacks of onions and 2 sacks of garlic. In addition, her ambition is to educate her children and to build another house for her orphaned children. This client thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of poor women excluded from traditional banks.

In this group: Bauma, Neema, Masika, Maregane, Chibalonza, Sinamenya, Riziki, Nyeremana, Ruzindama, Lubango, Bahati, Kanyere, Musema, Mbuya, Ayia, Kahindo, Kavutwurwa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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