A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy 15 pairs of shoes.

Espoir Group's story

The client Wimana, leader of the Espoir ("Hope") group, is a 48-year-old entrepreneur. She is married and a mother of 10 children who go to school and four others who already own their own homes. Her husband used to be a passionate civil servant ([but] is now on compulsory retirement).

Wimana is a shoe seller. She sets up shop at the market in Cadeco. She has been earning income with this sort of small business for 10 years.

She has just finished 13 loan cycles with Hekima. This new loan will serve to provide Wimana 15 pairs of shoes with which to bargain.

Additionally, Wimana hopes to educate her children and build a house. Wimana would like to thank Hekima for its work helping poor women who lack access to formal banking services.

In this group: Wimana, Nyirasireza, Nzanzu, Bafakulera, Masika, Kinja, Ntaneza, Furaha, Kagholi, Sifa, Mapendo, Afino, Cecile, Kahindo, Bavuga, Christine, Jacqueline, Amina, Butinda, Kanyere, Kibundila, Kavira, Kasiamba, Manegu, Kavugho, Urimubeshi, Salama, Nyirandegeya, Matata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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