A loan of $5,425 helped a member to buy 15 pairs of shoes for resale.

Njiwa Group's story

Sifa is a brave entrepreneur, and the leader of the business group « Njiwa ». She is a 34-year-old married mother of seven children who all go to school.

Sifa sells shoes, and her husband also works in small trade selling various products. She displays her merchandise at the market of CADECO-Ville. She has been in this line of work for over nine years.

Sifa has completed 20 loans cycles with Hekima’s microfinance program. This new loan will help her to buy 15 pairs of shoes for resale. She wants to provide for her children’s education, and she would also like to purchase a plot of land to give to her parents.

Sifa wishes to thank the Hekima MFI for helping impoverished women who cannot use traditional banking channels.

In this group: Batundi, Nyota, Sifa, Chiza, Mapendo, Nsimire, Maloba, Wineza, Manzekele, Katungu, Kyakimwa, Bitondo, Munyangi, Nyombe, Sifa, Nyota, Musenge
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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