A loan of $5,600 helped a member to buy 24 cases of fish, etc.


Kimya Group's story

The client Kyakimwa, a member of the credit association “Kimya,” is a very courageous entrepreneur, 39 years old, and the mother of four children who attend school. Her husband is a nurse who cares for people in a hospital in their area. She sells fish. She sets up her products in the central market of Virunga. She started her business with her own funds that she received from her husband. After that, she received some additional funds through l’IMF Hekima. She has been doing this type of income generating work for 17 years. Even so, she has completed and benefitted from five loan cycles through l’IMF Hekima. The insecurity within the province threatens the development of her business. This new loan will allow her to stock up on her merchandise of fish (24 cases) and the rest of the money will be reinvested in her business. In addition, she hopes to see her children grow up, finish their studies, and to build a house. The client would like to thank Hekima for its actions dedicated to poor women for their economic and financial liberation.

In this group: Buhoro, Kyakimwa, Mwamini, Shako, Byamungu, Shabani, Kahindo, Kasongo, Lusiya, Kahindo, Clementine, Masika, Leonie, Kandolo, Faida
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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