A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy 30 pairs of shoes for resale.


Tuimizane Group's story

Charlotte is the treasurer of the business group Tuimizane. A dynamic woman and entrepreneur, she is the 34-year-old mother of seven children who all attend school. Charlotte sells shoes. Her husband is currently without steady employment. Charlotte started her activity in the 2000s using money given by her husband as a starting capital. She was introduced to this business by her peers. The profits earned are used to feed her family and pay for the children’s tuition, and to bolster her savings. Charlotte has completed 11 loan cycles, a period during which her business suffered repercussions from the war. Thanks to the financial assistance obtained through Hekima, she has been able to afford a plot of land. She will use this new loan to buy 30 pairs of shoes. She would like to see her children grow up and to expand her business. Charlotte thanks Hekima for helping low-income women to become self-sufficient.

In this group: Abiba, Kasiwa, Batutire, Riziki, Atosha, Ngalya, Mukuba, Charlotte, Chiza, Nsimire, Maombi, Zawadi, Mapendo, Busimba, Batachoka, Ntiboneye
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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