A loan of $4,025 helped a member to buy cigarettes.


Abariki Group's story

Nyane is a young entrepreneur, president of the group "Abariki." She is about 28, married, and mother of three children. She and her husband support their small business and she sells cigarettes. She also sells salted fish to add to her sales. She has been in this business for five years. She started her business with her own funds that she received from her husband. This loan will help her increase her supply with five cartons of "Stella" cigarettes and the rest of the money will go to small family projects. Additionally, she wants to grow her enterprise, send her kids to school, and build a house. She thanks Hekima for their service to the poor who are excluded from traditional banks.

In this group: Nyane, Faida, Helene, Kizungu, Sebazungu, Alphonsine, Nakindja, Nyirasafari, Muhindo, Bangwangwa, Belige, Mangaza, Katsuva, Neema, Sara, Molengo, Olive, Mbajela, Mukamunana, Mpila, Budwege, Kahambu
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Anika Lindemuth



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