A loan of $3,575 helped a member to purchase fish, young fish, palm oil, etc.


Busime Group's story

This client, Margerite, is the vice-president of the business group Busime. An experienced entrepreneur, she is 50 years old, married, and the mother of four children, who already have their own households. This client sells fish and other food items. She sets up her products in front of her home. She started this business with her own funds gotten from her husband. Later on, she benefited from Hekima loans. She has been in this business for twenty years.

This new loan is going to be used to purchase 60 kg of fish, 12 kg of young fish, 2 containers of palm oil, etc. She would like to grow her capital. In conclusion, she thanks Hekima very much for its micro-loans supporting women entrepreneurs to be autonomous.

It should be noted that certain clients in the photo are carrying their babies and that the photo was taken in a hurry during a lot of yelling, since a rainstorm was threatening the village of Kavumu.

In this group: Mubake, Luhinzo, Namavu, Shamavu, M'bukanja, Kayeye, Bahirhwe, M'muhimuzi, Rubombora, Ntumwa, Mitima, Vumilia, Kalembu, Masumbu, Mushayu, Muhigirwa, Mushushu, Habamungu, Kashera, M'mushayuma, Nyalushinda, Nyalubishi, Mdumbi, Ntanyanya, Baganda, Kakuru, Mettre, Bijaci, M'mweze, M'buhendwa, M'lushaku, Balola, Bisimwa, Matembera, M'maheshe
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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