A loan of $5,325 helped a member to purchase 30 lengths of 'pagne' cloth.


Matumaini Group's story

This client, Esther, is a member of the loan collective Matumaini. She is a young woman entrepreneur, 27 years old, married, and the mother of three children. She is a retailer of clothing. She began her business with a Hekima micro-loan. She was introduced to this work by her mother. Esther displays her goods at military camps, along with her peers, and sometimes at the Katindo public market. Her husband is a military officer.

The profits from her business go toward savings, food, and covering her children's schooling costs. This new loan must serve to provide her with 30 lengths of 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa). In addition, she would like to see her children grow up and to open a store.

This client thanks Hekima for its actions helping unbanked poor women to become autonomous.

In this group: Marceline, Baeni, Therese, Elisabeth, Maombi, Fatuma, Salama, Kakule, Barerimana, Mastaajabu, Esther, Kavira, Hamuli, Faida, Byangangu, Mungwanzani, Safi, Colette, Riziki, Hunika, Soki, Bora, Chinama, Tabwe

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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