A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy 20 pairs of shoes.


Hodari Group's story

Mawazo, the head of the Hodari group, is a dynamic woman who is 45 years of age. She is a widow, and is mother to 11 children. Her husband died following a sudden illness.

Mawazo works selling shoes and women’s clothing, and began her business with her own funds which she received from her deceased husband. She displays her merchandise in a market in the center of town, and mentions that she has insufficient working capital.

Mawazo will use this new loan to buy 20 pairs of shoes. She wants to see her children grow, build a nice house, and expand her business. She also thanks Hekima and its partners for their support of poor women who cannot avail of traditional banking methods.

In this group: Nabaranka, Amina, Bachinyuzi, Wakenge, Kapinga, Safi, Kanyere, Mawazo, Furaha, Biralo, Kivu, Tulinabo, Kahavu, Bamuhire, Mudodo, Ruhinzo, Maombi, Nabakulire, Banyere, Kamwanga
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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