A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy 50 pairs of shoes.

Maisha Group's story

Naweza is a member and advisor of the Maisha business group. She is a 45 year old entrepeneur and is married and mother to eight children. Her husband is a designer and dressmaker. Naweza sells shoes on the roadside. She started this business with a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima. She has been trading shoes for around 2 years. This new loan will enable her to buy 50 pairs of shoes that she can sell. The biggest challenges for her businessy are lack of security and the financial crisis. She wants to increase her capital, educate her children and build a house. Ultimately, she would like to thank Hekima for supporting her through microcredit. It should be noted that one member of the group has a baby on her back.

In this group: Anny, Fatuma, Bibishe, Faida, Siluhwere, Nzuva, Kakule, Tchizungu, Brigitte, Kahiwa, Bugugu, Nzuva, Biringanine, Naweza, Mirimo, Syaibuma, Bujiriri, Kinani, Ntugolo, Bahizi, Hategekimana, Francoise, Naheshe, Buhini, Muderwa, Byago, Furaha, Kasongo, Kanane, Katsuva, Claudine, Mutagoma, Masua, Munyakazi, Mutatwa, Buche
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stella Hodkin

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