A loan of $4,600 helped a member to buy electric supplies.

Ephata Group's story

The borrower, Ushindi, is a member of the Ephata credit group. She is a dynamic young entrepreneur, age 22, who recently got married and doesn't have any children yet.

She is a salesperson in her own hardware store and she works with her husband who is also a hardware seller. Ushindi learned her trade from her father before getting married, and she is now quite an expert in the field of construction supplies. Her father also worked in hardware.

Ushindi uses the profits from her business to put some money into savings and to buy food.

She has now just received her fifth loan and plans to use it to buy some electric supplies.

In the future, she and her husband would like to buy a plot of land as they are still newlyweds.

Ushindi thanks Hekima for helping low-income women become independent.

It should be noted that, [in the photo], some of the borrowers are carrying their babies.

In this group: Mudekele, Vumilia, Zilfa, Ushindi, Dusabe, Pandasi, Mbaire, Kabuo, Djazila, Bahati, Kahindo, Aline, Buhendwa, Jules, Bwami, Chishibanzi, Jeannette, Leandrine, Mangaza, Zainabo, Sifa, Bifalanga

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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