A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy two crates of Fanta, two barrels of oil, some soap, Primus (beer), rice etc...


Manne Du Ciel Group's story

Nyanchira, the featured borrower, is a dynamic entrepreneur who is about 48 years old, married, and the mother of six children. She is also the guardian of several other children. All her children attend school. Her husband sells suitcases.

Nyanchira sells various grocery products and has been involved in this type of commercial activity for the past fifteen years or so. She started her business using a small capital received from her husband. Later on, she joined Hekima's basic community bank program. Today, she is a member of the very small solidarity group "Manne du ciel" which provides slightly higher loan amounts and a longer repayment term.

She will use this new loan to buy two crates of Fanta, two barrels of oil, some soap, Primus (beer), rice etc.

Nyanchira wants to see her children grow up. She would also like to increase the size of her business and build a small shopping center. She thanks Hekima for empowering low-income women excluded from the traditional banking system.

In this group: Kamwanga, Lubingo, Nyanchira
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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