A loan of $4,975 helped a member to purchase avocados, beans, plantains, oranges, and squash for resale.


Ishara Group's story

Chamilonge is the representative of the "Ishara" business group. An experienced entrepreneur, she is 48 years old, married and the mother of 7 children who are all in education. Her husband is a seller of various items (chains, jewelry, rings etc), and she is a food seller. She displays her products along the roadside and sometimes also at her home. She started her business with her own capital received from her husband, about two years ago. She will use this new loan to buy two baskets of fruit (avocados), 1 bag of beans, some plantains, oranges, squash, etc. Rotting and deterioration of the fruit are challenges in the development of her business. Still, she wants to grow her business, educate and feed her children. Finally, she thanks Hekima for its support for small entrepreneurs.

In this group: Josephine, Elizabeth, Nyiramana, Kayembe, Euphrasie, Bendera, Asumani, Adolphine, Kabuyaya, Batayo, Safari, Mitimwe, Chamilonge, Siuzike, Binti, Habarugira, Kibanja, Mushengezi, Furaha, Marthe, Munguiko, Bahinyura, Itegwa, Muhindo, Amunazo, Luhavo, Asmani, Sibamupende, Lulenga, Ngengwa, Banyeko
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