A loan of $6,000 helped a member to purchase chairs, beds, mattresses, clothing, TV sets, radios, telephones, etc. to sell.


Mapatano Group's story

This client, Kafurhumika, is the advisor for the loan group "Mapatano". A young and courageous entrepreneur, she is 36 years old and a mother of eight children, who are all students. Her husband is a nurse. This client sells a variety of secondhand goods locally called "bwaka". She started this business with a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima.

This new loan will be used to purchase chairs, beds, mattresses, clothing, TV sets, radios, telephones, etc. The obstacles in developing her business are police and legal actions (especially when goods on sale are presumed to be stolen from third parties).

For the future, she would like to expand her enterprise, provide schooling for her children, and build a house. It should be noted that "bwaka" is a commercial activity for used goods. So, she thanks Hekima for its micro-credit support of women entrepreneurs.

In this group: Emerite, Dusabe, Mage, Gahinda, Mukundwa, Bonane, Kibehera, Nilele, Kafurhumika, Nyambatsi, Bazinda, Bahimba, Bwenge, Nyiramamba, Abedi, Francine, Mafuluko, Rugendo, Kanduki, Sabimana, Mike, Lambert, Pacifique, Feza, Kiromba, Wimana, Mabutwa, Buhake, Vumiliya, Utazirubanda, Isac, Bisiweka

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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