A loan of $4,750 helped a member to buy 25 pairs of shoes for resale.

Uwezo Group's story

Kadagoyi, age 49, is the leader of the business group Uwezo and a long-time entrepreneur. She is a married mother of four children who attend school, albeit with some difficulty. Her husband is unemployed. She sells shoes, and has been engaged in small-scale income-generating activities for the past 11 years. She originally received her starting capital from her husband.

She has just obtained a fourth loan from Hekima. She will use this new credit to buy 25 pairs of shoes.

She wants to provide her children with a comfortable upbringing, and she would like to open a store. She wishes to thank Hekima for helping impoverished women who do not have access to traditional banking channels.

In this group: Naomi, Jeacqueline, Chibalonza, Futete, Rhulinabo, Neema, Mahene, Marie, Mulula, Kadogoyi, Anna, Kadogonyi, Dembo, Naweza, Faida, Kujira, Bahidika, Ankonkwa, Musimbi, Bihane, Byamungu, Bosengele, Habamungu, Riziki, Bisimwa, Boyongo, Ndibwami, Kadagoyi, Furaha
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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