A loan of $4,700 helped a member to buy 1 bag of manioc flour, 1 bag of corn flour, 1 jug of palm oil, 50 kg of minnows, 50 kg of onions, 2 crates of Fanta, etc.


Bulangalire Group's story

Lubalira is vice-president of the Bulangaire Group. She is a young, experienced entrepreneur, 29-years old, and mother of 9 children who all attend school. Her spouse has a small goods store. Lubalira is a seller of food. She spreads her merchandise along the main road called National 4. She started her business with her own funds received from her husband. Later, she received an additional loan from Hekima. She has been in business for seven years. This new loan will enable her to buy 1 bag of manioc flour, 1 bag of corn flour, 1 jug of palm oil, 50 kg of minnows, 50 kg of onions, 2 crates of Fanta, etc. She wishes to increase her working capital and to send her children to school. Lastly, she thanks Hekima for their support of small entrepreneurs via microcredit. (It should be noted that there are uninvited children who appear in the back of the group photo.)

In this group: Christine, Nfisi, Bapima, Banywesize, Zagabe, M'matembera, M'bengehya, M'kasungu, M'kalindi, M'mirindi, Esperence, Francoise, Adahama, Mufabule, Lubago, Muhimuzi, Furaha, M'cishokanyi, Shombo, M'buzukanwa, Lubalira, Charlotte, Bagalwa, Kadorho, M'moto, M'munganga, Zagabe, M'ciza, M'mufanzara, M'muhindo, Nakambiri, M'zihinga, Mpongo, M'cishugi, Mushegera

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh



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