A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy 3 sacs of rice, 4 sacs of sugar, 10 cases of Fanta, and 50 liters of Rina oil.


Tujengeni Group's story

The client Kalere is the president of the Tujengeni group. She is 52 years old, married, and a mother of 7 children, all of whom go to school. Her husband is a column journalist with a evangelical radio station.

Kalere is a retailer of various goods and a part-owner of a small sales kiosk. She started her business with her own funds received from her husband. Later, she benefited from additional loans through Hekima. She recently reached her 19th loan cycle in Hekima's micro-lending program.

This new loan is going to serve to increase her sales turnover by buying 3 sacs of rice, 4 sacs of sugar, 10 cases of Fanta, 50 liters of Rina oil, etc.

Despite the challenges and other losses in this business, Kalere recognizes the profits earned with this Hekima program. Thus, she commends the initiative by Hekima and its partners.

In this group: Kalere, Nabure, Kibanja, Kabuo, Lubuto, Riziki, Mbairwa, Nyalfurwa, Sinandugu, Fazila, Kabuo, Kahindo, Shukuru, Kahambu, Mapendo, Nsabimana

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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