A loan of $4,850 helped a member to purchase 100 prepaid telephone credit vouchers.


Furahini Group's story

Birindwa is the leader of the "Furahini" credit co-operative. She is a plucky 34 year old entrepreneur, and the mother of six children - all studying in school. Her husband is a general trader. She sells phone credit and SIM cards; she began the business with funding from her husband, about seven years ago. This new loan will allow her to purchase 30 Vodacom cards, 20 MTNI cards, 20 Orange cards, and 30 Airtel cards. Her business faces some significant obstacles to its development - such as the widespread economic crisis following the war and its impact, disruptions in the communication networks, and various losses.
In the future, she wants to grow her business and educate her children. Thus, she thanks Hekima for its micro-credit support for women entrepreneurs.

It should be noted that one client is holding her baby in the photo.

In this group: Limbali, Mariye, Birindwa, Sivanzire, Christine, Solange, Desange, Anita, M'nfundiko, Kasigwa, Tam-Tam, Rusagiza, M'rugari, Bavugimana, Mweze, Baganda, Bisimwa, Mungwahwe, Ndakasi, Muhimuzi, Kiriza, Mushimbe, Mutabazi, Kasongo, Bamwisho, Boniface, Birimba, Hamuli, Mituga, Mwenge, Minani, Kajibwami

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton



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