A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy 3 sacks of beans, one sack of cassava flour, etc.


Zabayo Group's story

Safi is the leader of the business group Zabayo. At age 50, she is the eldest member of the group, and an experienced entrepreneur. She is the married mother of nine children; some of them have started their own families, and others still attend school. Her spouse is a public school teacher.

Safi sells beans, flours and other products at the market, and sometimes by the roadside. She started this business 30 years ago with funding given by her husband. This new loan will allow her to buy three sacks of beans, one sack of cassava flour, etc.

The current level of insecurity in rural areas occupied by rebels and armed groups represents a major obstacle to the success of her activity.

She wants to bolster her working capital and provide for her children’s education.

Safi is very thankful for Hekima’s support of small entrepreneurs through micro-financing.

Photo: It should be noted that some of the group members are carrying their babies.

In this group: Safi, Birori, Hitimana, Bagheni, Alphonsine, Kavira, Alisa, Euge, Mateburano, Bienda, Kwitonda, Germanie, Polepole, Kahindo, Buhendwa, Shamambo, Siivi, Soki, Bahunde, Kabumba, Amuli, Kakundi, Mushengezi, Rusi, Dusabe, Kriso, Tantine, Germaine, Kasekuro, Skolastic, Devote
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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