A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy seven bags of charcoal.

Maombi Group's story

Nyirakanyana, the borrower, is the secretary of the Maombi business group. She is an experienced entrepreneur and the 39-year-old mother of seven children who all go to school. She sells charcoal at the Majengo market. Her husband works as a security guard for a private organization.

Nyirakanyana started her business using her own funds, received from her husband. Later on, she benefited from additional credit from Hekima. This new loan will help her to buy seven bags of charcoal.

Administrative hassle, as well as theft, are the challenges that Nyirakanyana has to deal with while conducting her business.

Nyirakanyana wishes to increase her capital and be able to send her children to school. In the end, she is very grateful to Hekima for supporting small entrepreneurs through microcredit.

In this group: Baseme, Kavira, Kahindo, Kabumba, Kavira, Barihemura, Bushashire, Katungu, Nyirakanyana, Mudasebana, Kahindo, Bibutsoze, Sinawema, Zaninka, Kabuo, Kanane, Ndabumwe, Solange, Nziavake, Kahindo, Kavugho, Nsimire, Kavira, Likilo, Lusamba, Lubira
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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