A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy 45 crates of Fanta.

Umoja Kibaba Group's story

Basikungoma is the leader of the Umoja Kibaba business group. She is a businesswoman aged 44 with 12 children of which five go to school and the others do not due to lack of financial means. Her husband is a mechanic. This client sells Fanta. She displays her products in a small kiosk. She started this business when she was young. Later on she gained access to Hekima loans. She has now received 11 loans from Hekima. This new loan will enable her to buy 45 crates of Fanta that she will sell during the period of festivities between Christmas and the New Year. She hopes to buy a plot of land and to build a house on it. The big difficulty in her business is that she pays too much in tax to the public administration services. In spite of the insecurity in Goma, the client is optimistic about the future. She thanks Hekima for its support for the owners of small businesses.

In this group: Munyegelwa, Nyanvura, Nziyi, Mayogu, Ntibazi, Riziki, Moza, Dongo, Sifa, Basikungoma, Aimerence, Chance, Balindane, Rehema, Shamavu, Nzigire, Banzi, Bwashira
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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