A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy three baskets of fish (salted, smoked or fresh fish).

Wariti Group's story

The borrower, Kavira, is a member of the Wariti credit group. She is a 48-year-old widow with seven children, and also a dynamic and ambitious self-made entrepreneur.

Kavira sells fish. Her husband unexpectedly died after a short illness.

Kavira started her business with a micro-loan received from the microfinance institution Hekima.
She uses the profits from her business to put some money into savings, to buy food and to contribute to her children's schooling costs.

She has now just received her eighth loan. Kavira's business has recently suffered from the increasing level of insecurity in the areas where she gets her supplies, particularly in the town of Rutshuru.

This new loan will be used to buy three baskets of fish (salted, smoked or fresh fish).

Kavira wants to see her children grow. She would also like to buy a house.
She thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of the empowerment of low-income women excluded from the traditional banking system.

In this group: Kavira*, Kavira*, Kahindo, Kahambu, Nyavake, Kavira, Kavira, Kahambu, Kahambu, Kavira, Temeauone, Zaina, Luvuno, Yvone, Furaha, Ilunga, Kahindo, Masika, Marigueritte, Kabuo, Baganda, Masika

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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