A loan of $4,950 helped a member to buy ten 500-kg piles of tobacco.


Mufariji Group's story

The borrower, Vumilia, is the representative of the Mufariji group. She is a courageous entrepreneur and the mother of ten children who all go to school. Her husband is a master mason-builder. Vumilia sells raw tobacco to Rwandese manufacturers. She conducts cross-border transactions between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. She started in this business using her own fund, received from her husband. This new loan will help her to buy ten 500-kilo piles of tobacco. Vumilia has to pay too many border taxes. For this reason, she thanks Hekima for the support it provides, through micro-credit, to small entrepreneurs excluded from the traditional banking system.

In this group: Simire, Salumu, Zawadi, Kahindo, Namboko, Charlotte, Masumbuko, Vumilia, Fatuma, Kahindo, Raobe, Mongane, Ngabugi, Kakuru, Kahambu, Mugisho, Riziki
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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