A loan of $2,925 helped a member to purchase ingredients for her restaurant business, such as potatoes, oil, flour and tomatoes.

Umoja Ni Nguvu Group's story

Siuzike, the leader of the business group called "Umoja ni nguvu", is an entrepreneur approximately 47 years old, married and the mother of three young children. Her husband is a government official; she is a partner in a restaurant, and has been doing this for ten years now. Nonetheless, she has recently completed her tenth loan cycle in the Hekima credit programme. She will use this new loan to purchase three baskets of potatoes, five litres of oil, twelve kilogrammes of flour, two cases of Fanta, milk, tomatoes, etc. Furthermore, she wants to see her children grow up and build her business.
The client welcomes Hekima's initiative in favour of poor, unbanked women.

In this group: Christophe, Mwikiza, Mukararisa, Nabintu, Nyalolera, Kito, Nanfranga, Byenda, Namavu, Kapoyo, Furaha, Muzusaragabo, Byenda, Naminani, Siuzike, Lukonge, Mulemwa, Faida, Avogo, Mudahigara, Chibalonza, Esther, Jean Marie, Olivier
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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