A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy a basket of fish.


Uheri Group's story

Ngalya is the president of the business group Uheri. She is [also] the oldest member and a brave entrepreneur. Aged 51, she is a widow and a mother of six children, of whom three already have their own homes and three are students. Ngalya sells fish. She started this business about eight years ago with a loan from Hekima. This new loan will serve to buy one basket of fish. The war in the Rutshuru territory and the insecurity along the road towards the Vitshumbi fishery are major obstacles to the development of her business. In the future, Ngalya wishes to expand her business, educate her children, and buy a piece of land. She thanks Hekima for their lending support to women entrepreneurs. It should be noted that some of the group members are holding their babies [in the photo].

In this group: Ngalya, Bugandwa, Mawazo, Sebasaza, Iyamulemye, Baghuma, Karani, Banyene, Kabare, Lukanga, Basubi, Mateene, Kasolene, Masumbuko, Nyichira, Hansi, Debora, Basilwanso, Bahwere, Senge, Safari, Bubaka, Busho, Habyarimana, Buhonda, Mabango
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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