A loan of $4,300 helped a member buy one bale of tote bags.


Makimbilio Group's story

The member Lunguma is treasurer of the Makimbilio credit loan group. She is a dynamic entrepreneur, aged 35 and the mother of eight children, all attending school. Her husband is unemployed.

The member sells tote bags, and is also a seamstress. She sets up shop at the market. She started her business using funds received from her husband. She has been pursuing these small business activities for the past three years.

This new loan will be used to buy one bale of tote bags to resell at bargain prices. In the future, she wants to increase her working capital and buy a plot of land. Finally,she is very thankful to the Hekima IMF for its microcredit project to help small businesses.

In this group: Mwadawa, Kaniki, Mastola, Donatienne, Mudumbi, Kapela, Shabani, Josephine, Fazila, Lunguma, Josephine, Mwavita, M' Mwenze, Kulenga, Barhongo, Kifuvwe, Sankusi, Wimana, Antoinette, Adrien, Dombo, Safari, M'rutalale, Clarisse, Regina, Saleh, Hangi, Murangi, Sivasima, Francoise, Zari, Waleyirwe
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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