A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy two bags of beans, one bag of peanuts, vegetable oil, etc.

Asifiwe Group's story

Furaha is the leader of the Asifiwe group. She is a 21-year old single entrepreneur. She sells staple foods. She also works as a seamstress. Since dropping out of school, she has been learning various trades. She has learned from her mother. She is a member of a sewing shop. She launched her business with her own funds. Later on, she requested support from IMF Hekima. This new loan will allow her to stock up by buying two bags of beans, one bag of peanuts, vegetable oil, etc.; one part of the loan will also be used for her sewing shop. Her main challenge in her business are various taxes and fees. She thanks Hekima for its support and for helping women who are small business owners become financially independent.

In this group: Furaha, Bashoshere, Mapendo, Furaha, Mapendo, Kadoko, Bushashire, Lwamira, Josephine, Florence, Bahati, Mwanini, Mirimo, Kanyere, Baraka, Nsimire, Bizabavolo, Tumaini

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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