A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy 15 cases of Fanta.

Umoja Kibabi Group's story

The borrower Basikungoma is the leader of the business group Umoja Kibaba. She is a business woman, 44 years old, and the mother of 12 children. Only five of them attend school because there is not enough money to send them all. Her husband is a mechanic. The borrower sells Fanta. She displays her products in a small kiosk. She started this micro-business when she was young. Later, she received loans through Hekima. Now, she has been through 11 loan cycles through the micro-loan program with Hekima. This new loan will allow her to buy 15 cases of Fanta. She hopes to buy a parcel of land and build a comfortable house. The main challenge faced by her business is that she pays too much in taxes to the public administration. Therefore, she is grateful to Hekima for its support of small business owners.

In this group: Munyengelwa, Chizungu, Nyanvura, Nziyi, Mayogu, Ndibazi, Riziki, Moza, Magie, Sifa, Basikungoma, Dada, Nzigire, Atuna, Chance, Balindano, Rehema, Shamavu, Bashimiki, Zawadi, Bwashira, Banzi, Ndovia, Jesepha, Chirezi, Bahati, Salima

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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