A loan of $5,300 helped a member to buy 15 bags of potatoes.

Ep Teresamira Group's story

Bugegate, the representative of the teacher's group, is a teacher (instructor) in a primary school in Teresamira, which benefits from loans from IMF Hekima. She is a dynamic entrepreneur, 48 years of age, widowed and the mother of 6 children.

She sells potatoes outside of work, to increase her wallet. Her husband died a long time ago. She started her business with her own funds, taken from her salary. Later on, she found support through group loans. She has completed 2 loan cycles with Hekima's program. She will use this new loan to buy 15 bags of potatoes. She would like to thank Hekima for its micro financing program for teachers.

In this group: Bahati, Bugegate, Mapendano, Masika, Mukanirwa, Muhindo, Sangwa, Soki, Nyabyenda, Uwimana, Hitimana

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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