A loan of $5,000 helped a member purchase four baskets of fish.

Ararati Group's story

Bwira is the secretary for the Aranti lending group, a courageous entrepreneur, and a mother of 8 children, all of whom attend school. Her husban is a teacher. She has been selling fish (smoked and salted) for the past 18 years, a business that she began with financing from her husband. She is asking for a loan in order to purchase four baskets of fish. She sometimes faces difficulties with her business due to the decay of her products. The lack of quality control along the chain, from when the fish it caught to when she has it in hand to sell is a real challenge for the business. She hopes to someday purchase a plot of land, to ensure her children remain in school, and to increase her profits. She is thus very grateful to Hekima for the support provided to her business.

In this group: Chibalonza, Emerciane, Lukoo, Monde, Vumilia, Chantal, Akona, Masika, Kamundu, Nzigire, Kavira, Wadile, Wakusomba, Bwira, Bushiru, Mulumeoderhwa, Faida, Bora, Balagalire, Nziavake, Bwira, Hangi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot

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