A loan of $3,600 helped a member purchase vegetables.

Umoja Ni Nguvu Group's story

Kito Kalimbiro, the president of the business association Umoja Ni Nguvu, is a young entrepreneur, 30 years old, married and the mother of 9 children of whom only 3 attend school as she does not have the financial means to send the others. Her partner is a fuel merchant (petrol, gasoline, kerosene, etc.)

Kito Kalimbiro is a vegetable merchant. She began this business with funds supplied by her husband. Later, she received additional financing from the microfinance organization IMF Hekima. She began her business 10 years ago.

This new loan will allow Kito Kalimbiro to purchase vegetables for resale. Damage to crops and droughts are major challenges for this business. Kito Kalimbiro hopes to increase her capital and to educate her children. In closing, she heartily thanks Hekima for their support in microfinance.

In this group: Murula, Mamboleo, Mwikiza, Nabintu, Nyalulera, Kito Kalimbiro, Mafranka, Byenda, Namavu, Kapoyo, Lukenge, Mulemwa, Avogo, Chibalonza, Esther, Baliahamwabo, Siuzike, Birizene, Murhula, Nabintu, Kahambu, Saidi, Byenda, Mapenzi, Barhacizanya, Kasika, Kabuo, Denize, Bijirwa, Baderha, Amani, Bahati

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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