A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy 13 crates of drinks such as Primus, Skol, Fanta, Coca Cola etc.

Akonkwa Group's story

Rebeka is the representative of the Akonkwa business group. She is a 48-year-old widow, the mother of 9 children and an experienced entrepreneur. Six of her children are in school while some of the others already have their own families.

Rebeka sells drinks. She displays her merchandise at home. She started in this business using her own funds, received from a village communal bank. Later on she benefited from additional credit from Hekima. She has been involved in this activity for the past 17 years.

Rebeka will use her new loan to buy 13 crates of drinks such as Primus, Skol, Fanta, Coca Cola etc. Loss of merchandise, broken bottles and non-payment from her customers are the challenges that she faces while conducting her professional activity.

Rebeka would like to increase her capital and educate her children. In the end, she is very thankful to Hekima for providing support to small entrepreneurs through microcredit.

In this group: Baguma, Tchimanga, Patricia, Bitondo, M'milinde, Mukiti, Rebeka, Naomie, Hamirise, Bakwirana, Dadieme, Bienvenue, Bonane, Therese, Yvonne , Shimango , Masumbuko, Wantwali, Antoinette, Nath, Nyashange, Mugaruka, Katumbwe, Nzatumande, Namwezi, Balibonera, Kamala, Kanane, Toto, Kalyango, Shakubuya, Nzigihima

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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