A loan of $4,725 helped a member to buy 10 cases of Primus and 5 cases of Fanta.


Etoile Group's story

The customer, Djuma, is an entrepreneur and leader of the group Etoile. She is 47 years old, widowed and the mother of 7 children. Only one of her children goes to school, 4 children do not, due to a lack of financial resources, and the other 2 children have their own households. Her husband died after a sudden illness.

Djuma sells drinks (Primus beer and Fanta) from her home. She has been in this line of work for 25 years. She started her business with her own funds and later benefited from a basic loan from the MFI Hekima. She plans to use this new loan to stock up on drinks including 10 cases of Primus and 5 cases of Fanta. The rest of the loan money will be used to buy cassava flour so that she can feed her children. She also aims to build up her savings and buy a plot of land for her family.

The customer commends the initiative of Hekima and its actions in aid of impoverished, "non-bankable" women.

In this group: Furaha, Esperenance, Zaina, Djuma, Pose, Balemba, Namavu, Mawazo, Siuzike, Safi, Kyakimwa, Byamungu, Sikujuwa, Nuru, Kazi, Kamahoko, Fatuma, Sifa, Atosha, Tumaini, Basegaze, Chikuru, Ramazani, Mose, Nabikengi, Mulowe, Mawazo, Faida, Vumilia, Jumila

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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