A loan of $3,950 helped a member to buy five cases of Fanta.


Shangilieni Group's story

The client Chikwanine is the president and most senior member of the lending group Shangilieni. She is raising her hand in the photo. She is widowed and mother of seven children who are all studying. Her husband died around 2005 after a short illness. During this time, she has provided for her children's expenses by herself. These expenses weigh heavily on the rapid growth of her business. She sells sweet drinks and is a member of a small hardware shop. She has been in this business for eight years. She started her small business with her own money, received from her deceased husband. Later, she benefited from a loan from the IMF Hekima program. This new loan will be used to buy five cases of Fanta. The client permanently thanks IMF Hekima for the loans she receives without any material security because thanks to these loans, she has been able to build a wooden house with 10 rooms, which she rents out. The income from the rental of this house allows her to provide for her children's needs.

In this group: Chikwanine, Mihako, Sandra, Hamadi, Feza, Nicole, Furaha, Bililo, Legaba, Luanda, Siuzke, Nabuchaguzi, Mawazo, Nabahavu, Kisambo, Louise

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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