A loan of $5,650 helped a member purchase two bags of used clothing.

Umoja Virunga Group's story

Chiza, leader of the business group « Umoja Virunga », is an 50 year old entrepreneur, a married womand, and the mother of six children currently attending school and others who have their own homes. She sells used clothing, and her husband is a structural engineer. She has been selling her clothing at the central market in Virunga for the past 17 years. She began this business with funds received from her husband. She is asking for a loan in order to stock up with two bags of used clothing. She hopes to continue taking care of the nutrition and schooling fees for her chidren. Chiza would like to tahnk Hekima for supporting poor women currently excluded from the classic banking system.

In this group: Riziki, Chibalonza, Chiza, Nabintu, Kavira, Bahati, Kavira, Sifa, Nzigire, Monike, Riziki, Riziki, Olive, Kangonwa, Bashwenda, Masika, Mpala, Maneno, Mapendo, Bora, Sikujuwa, Kawaya, Safi, Felicien, Riziki, Nzigire

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot

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