A loan of $4,750 helped a member to buy various plastic items (30 tubs, 10 buckets, 50 plates, 20 cups etc...).

Umoja Group's story

The borrower, Chibunga, is the vice-president of the Umoja business group. She is 48 years old and a hardworking entrepreneur. She is married and the mother of six children who all go to school. Her husband is a driver.

Chibunga works as primary school teacher in the village of Kavumu. Additionally, she sells plastic items, displaying her merchandise in the street. She started in this business using her own funds, built up from a salary she received around 1988.

Chibunga will use this new loan to buy various plastic items (30 tubs, 10 buckets, 50 plates, 20 cups etc.). Extremely high taxes constitute a major challenge for her commercial activity.

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

It should be noted that [in the photo] one of the borrowers is carrying her baby.

In this group: Mwindja, Kalimbiro, M'mupunga, M'chokola, Chibunga, M'ndalizi, Eugenie, M'dondo, Mudumbi, Lusheke, Musafiri, Muhigirwa, Bibish, Muhanzi, Karubandika, Ciza, Baguma, M'mushengezi, Lumetherese, Aline, Mireille, Mugabe, Colette, M'cizungu, Cenyange, Zisheba, M'mirindi, Mushengezi, Kengene, Mpamanya

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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