A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy clay, sand and secondhand metal.

Tusaidiane Group's story

Masika is treasurer of the Tusaidiane group. She is married and the mother of seven children, four of whom already have their school diplomas. Her husband is a seller of various goods.
She is involved with the manufacture of brazier type fireplace grills, which help with environmental conservation and with combatting deforestation. Her braziers are very economical in fuel consumption, and she has found great success in this activity. She is establishing herself in several markets. She began the business with a loan from Hekima six years ago. This new loan will allow her to purchase clay, sand and used metal sheets for the manufacturing process.
Her goals for the future are to purchase a lorry to ensure the distribution and transport of sand-clay, to pay for radio commercials in order to get broad publicity for her products, and to create points-of-sale in local neighbourhoods. The scarcity and quality of sand-clay is a big problem for her business.
Finally, she warmly thanks Hekima.

In this group: Masika, Kavuo, Kahindo, Kavira, Masika, Katungu, Lumaliza, Kavira, Kabuo, Riziki, Kahambu, Kahindo, Kavira, Kavugho, Kahindo, Katungu, Kavira, Shako, Kavira, Charlotte, Mwamini, Kanyere, Kahambu, Vumilia, Kanyere

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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