A loan of $4,350 helped a member to purchase charcoal to sell.


Chance Group's story

This client, Suzana, is an entrepreneur and the leader and most senior member of the business group Chance. She is about 60 years old and the mother of ten children. Her husband is a local leader. This client is a charcoal vendor. She is set up at the Afia Bora small market and has been doing this work since she was young. Around 2008, she benefited from an initial loan from the microfinance institution Hekima for bolstering her capital. This new loan must serve to increase her sales by purchasing 10 sacks of charcoal. Her ambition is to make her enterprise sustainable. This client confirms she has fulfilled so many projects with Hekima loans. She thanks Hekima for its actions dedicated to poor unbanked women.

In this group: Mussa, Suzana, Bitaki, Mbavu, Kahambu, Kahindo, Rebecca, Nabashali, Avomina, Maua, Tizere*, Feza, Byaitwa, Fifi, Furaha, Muhubiri
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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