A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy six sacs of onions and garlic, etc.

Salama Group's story

Bahati is a member of the Salama group and a very ambitious entrepreneur. She is about 45 years old, a widow, and a mother of 13 children.

Bahati sells onions and garlic. She sells her goods in the Birere agricultural warehouse. She actually started her business with a loan from Hekima, and now she has just reached her 10th loan in this micro-lending program.

This new loan is going to allow her to buy six sacs of onions and garlic. The rest of the money will serve to pay for her place in the warehouse.

Her real challenge is the insecurity in the towns and supply areas.

Bahati salutes Hekima's initiative to support the poor.

In this group: Bauma*, Neema, Masika, Maregane, Marie, Sinamenye, Nyota, Nyeremana, Ruzindana, Lubango, Mukarugira, Uzamukunda, Sifa, Bahati, Kahambu, Kanyere, Kuvuturwa, Mbura
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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