A loan of $4,175 helped a member to buy fives boxes of essential and generic medications (paracetamol, quinine, aspirin, anti-inflammatories, antimalarial, multivitamins, antibiotics etc...).


Maisha Group's story

The borrower, Kakule, is the treasurer of the business group "Maisha". A dynamic entrepreneur, she is about 34 years old, married, and the mother of three young children who all go to elementary school. Her husband is a teacher and she co-manages a pharmacy. She has been involved in this business for about 13 years. Kakule has already completed ten loan cycles with Hekima. She started her business using as a small capital the final payment received by her husband when he left the international organization he used to work for. With this new loan, she will buy five boxes of essential and generic medications (paracetamol, quinine, aspirin, anti-inflammatory and antimalarial drugs, multivitamins, antibiotics etc). Kakule also wishes to see her children grow and she would like to increase the size of her business. She uses the profits from her activity to buy food for her children and to pay their school fees. She thanks Hekima for its actions toward the empowerment of low-income women excluded from the traditional banking system.

In this group: Kasoki, Kahambu, Kahindo, Miranyo, Jacqueline, Kavira, Kakule`, Kakule, Zirirane, Brigitte, Masika, Barhane, Kabuo, Masika, Togogo, Mahamba, Katungu, Kakuru, Bunani
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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