A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy 2 bundles of secondhand clothes.

Mashauri Group's story

The client Zainabo, leader of the business group "Mashauri," is a young entrepreneur, approximately 38 years old, mother to 10 children who are all studying. She is a seller of clothing (secondhand clothes). Her husband is a shopkeeper selling diverse items. She sets up her merchandise at the central market of Virunga.

Nine years have passed that she has been practicing this little business which generates income. Meanwhile, she has just completed 13 loan cycles with Hekima. This new loan will serve to supply her with 2 bundles of secondhand clothes to resell. In addition, she hopes to see her children grow up comfortably and expand her business. The client thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of poor women excluded from traditional banking.

In this group: Tabu, Zainabo, Chiruhya, Kabuo, Apendeza, Mayo, Kabila, Nabintu, Katungu, Kito, Naweza, Mirimo, Bwiko, Wimana, Hidika, Baseme

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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