A loan of $5,050 helped a member to buy one bundle of used clothing.

Paradizo Group's story

The client Shamamba, co-president of the business group Paradizo, is a regular entrepreneur, about 32 years old, and lives alone without a husband. She is the mother of four children. She sells second-hand clothing. She started her business with funds given to her by her boyfriend. She got involved in the business of selling second-hand clothing through her mother. Later, in 2008, she benefitted from a loan through IMF Hekima in order to build up her capital. She has been through 11 loan cycles with this micro-finance program. She sets her merchandise up at a small market in the quarter known as “TMK.” This new loan will allow her to buy herself a bundle of used clothing. In addition, her goal is to become a wholesaler in used clothing. The client praises the initiative of Hekima to support poor women who are excluded from the banking system.

In this group: Shamamba, Vumilia, Salima, Kilumbu, Kasiwa, Kibanja, Kyahi, Sary, Kwabo, Kyakimwa, Biramba, Mutope, Moke, Kahindo, Sanganyi, Mpassa, Mulamba, Fitina, Zoana, Faida, Machozi, Vumilia, Kabuo, Kahindo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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