A loan of $4,025 helped a member to buy new products (1 bag of rice, 10 pairs of shoes, etc).

Ushuhuda Group's story

The client named Mishonya is a businesswoman, she is vice-president of the Ushuhuda group, over 60 years old and married with five children. Her husband is a credit manager in a local cooperative. She has a small business where she sells various items (rice, plastics, shoes, etc.) at the little market in Katindo II. As soon as she was married, about 35 years ago, she started up her business with her own funds received from her husband. In about 2008, she was awarded a first loan from IMF Hekima. This new loan will enable her to stock up on new products (1 bag of rice, dozens of plastics, ten pairs of shoes, etc.) for she will be able to take advantage of the festive season to sell them. In addition, she plans to build a house for her younger children and to send them to school. The client thanks Hekima for its action in favour of poor people who are excluded from traditional banks. It should be noted that some clients are carrying their babies.

In this group: Mapendo*, Mujambere, Byamungu, Shinja, Nsimire, Esperence, Mishonya, Bahati, Nsimire, Sifa, Basubi, Ndoole, Buhendwa, Ombeni, Manimabi, Joseph, Bahati, Mukesha
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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