A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy cellular units and other various goods (Omo soaps, sugar, beauty lotion, shoes, Fanta, rice, gasoline, sardines, clothes, deodorant etc.).

Twanzane-Gs Group's story

The borrower, named Kataka, is the representative of the Twanzane-GS credit sub-group. She is a young, dynamic entrepreneur, aged 28, and the mother of three children. Her husband used to work for Delta Protection, a surveillance company, but he is now on extended leave.

Kataka sells cellular phone units and other various goods. She started in this business around 2008 using her own funds received from her husband. Later on, she also benefited from a loan from Hekima.

This new loan will be used to buy cellular phone units and other various goods (Omo soap, sugar, beauty lotions, shoes, Fanta drink, gasoline, sardines, clothes, deodorant etc.)

Disruptions of satellite systems constitute a challenge for her activity, especially during the transfer of cellular units. Kataka was also the victim of a theft when members of the M23 rebel group entered the city of Goma.

In the end, she thanks Hekima very much for the support it provides to small-scale retailers.

In this group: Kataka Kanyere Charline, Musitu Kavira

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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