A loan of $5,650 helped a member to buy one bag of onions, two bags of garlic, etc..


Upendo Group's story

The borrower, Ngenda, is the representative of the Upendo business group. She is an entrepreneur and the mother of seven young children.

Ngenda sells onions, garlic, sweet drinks etc. She and her husband work together and help one another.

Ngenda displays her goods at a small market located in the Birere neighborhood, along the road that leads to Goma international airport. She started her business using her own funds received from her husband, and she has now been involved in this type of income-generating activity for more than 14 years.

She has already completed 18 loan cycles using the micro-loan program offered by Hekima. This new loan will be used to buy one bag of onions, two bags of garlic etc.

Ngenda wants to see her children grow up comfortably and she would also like to expand her business.

She thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of low-income women excluded from the traditional banking system.

In this group: Kyakimwa, Zamuda, Kavira, Kavira, Ingai, Ngenda, Kambere, Kabuo, Kabuo, Neema, Umutesi, Asha, Nakure, Kyakimwa, Nzigire, Nyirabambazi, Muhambikwa, Amina, Aimee, Nikuze

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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