A loan of $4,400 helped a member to buy 250 cell phone minutes cards (Vodacom, MTN, Air tel, CCT).

Arche De Noe Group's story

This client, Bernadette, is the advisor of the loan group. She is also a teacher in a government-regulated Catholic school. An energetic woman, very ambitious, a self-made entrepreneur, and 34 years old, she sells cell phone minutes. She and her husband assist each other in this business, since he lost his job recently. Bernadette started her business with her meager teacher's salary.

Later on, she was informed of micro-loans, which the microfinance institution Hekima grants. She benefited from her first loan for bolstering her business. The profits from her business go toward savings, food, and covering her children's schooling costs. However, she just completed twelve cycles in the Hekima program. Despite the challenges and meager capital, this client is prospering progressively.

So this new loan must serve to supply her with 250 phone minutes cards (Vodacom, MTN, Air tel, CCT). In addition, she wishes to see her children grow up and to buy a plot of land.

This client thanks Hekima for its actions helping poor women excluded from traditional banks to become autonomous. It is appropriate to note that some clients are holding their babies.

In this group: Kavira, Kavira, Helene, Bunzuki, Sakina, Bernadette, Muhima, Kavira, Mabalon, Kavugho, Mupenzi, Kavira, Furaha, Fitina, Bavure, Bwira, Murasi, Kwenda, Amana, Chibalonza, Katungu, Bitangalwa, Hadidja, Kalonda, Bembeleza, Kawara, Vumilia, Feza

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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