A loan of $5,150 helped a member to buy 40 bags of cement, 30 iron bars, 12 containers of varnish, etc.


Ujumbe Group's story

Tegera is a young entrepreneur and leader of the business group "Ujumbe". She is 35 years old and mother of six young children, all of whom are still in primary school.

Tegera sells construction supplies. Her husband is a master mason. She keeps her goods in a warehouse. She has been selling goods for eight years now. During that time, she has gone through ten loan cycles with Hekima.

This new loan will allow her to stock up with 40 bags of cement, 30 iron bars, 12 containers of varnish, etc. In addition, she wants to expand her business and see her children grow up comfortably. She would like to thank Hekima for all that it does to help poor women excluded from traditional banking.

In this group: Zawadi, Ahadi, Tegera, Mbuyi, Riziki, Kashibondo, Chantal, Kahindo, Muhindo, Masika, Furaha, Zawadi, Kalikone, Kadirisha, Mukesha, Maombi, Walimwengu
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry



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