A loan of $4,700 helped a member to buy two boxes of fish, four boxes of jam, instant coffee, etc.

Mapendo Group's story

Mrs. Rubangiza, age 35, is an energetic entrepreneur and the vice president of Mapendo Group. She's married and the mother of seven school-attending children. Her husband is a driver.

She provides various products to MONUSCO personnel (United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo). She's been an entrepreneur since her young age.

She doesn't run a specific business, because she's more trying to catch opportunities. However, the bulk of her business involves ordering products over the phone. She's located on the road to Kavumu airport, on a public space known as Monument roundabout.

This new loan will be used to buy two boxes of "thompson fish" (jack mackerels), four boxes of jam, instant coffee, etc. Police hassles in the airport area are major challenges for her business.

She would like to send her children to school and expand her business. In conclusion, she greatly thanks Hekima for supporting people of modest means with microloans. It must be noted that one of the women in the group is carrying her baby.

In this group: Sanvura, Balezi, M'karafuno, Rwizibuka, Buyana, Mapendo, Rubangiza, Kalinda, M'buliriko, Shalukoma, Deo, Muhigo, Munganga, Zagabe, Kauchu, M'cimalamungo, Ruziraboba, Cebweru, Saidi, M'bengehya, Cimanuka, M'rwabasole, Saidi, Muguma, Zagabe, Mkatenguka, Mudekereza, Lutonde, Ndamuso, Francoise, Nyalidunga, Kashengula, Namuganza

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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