A loan of $3,650 helped a member to buy 30 lengths of African print cloth.

Akiba Group's story

Hekima client Sylvie is the president of the lending group called « Akiba». She is an experienced entrepreneur, 38 years old and the mother of five children who are all enrolled in school. Her husband is a mechanic and driver. Sylvie sells 'pagnes' (African clothing). She displays her merchandise at the public market and sometimes at her home. She started her business with her own funds, money received from her husband, about 11 years ago.

This new loan will allow her to buy 30 lengths of African print cloth. In this way, she hopes to grow her business, pay for schooling and food for her children, and buy a plot of land. She thanks Hekima sincerely for its support of small entrepreneurs via micro-credits.

In this group: Gislaine, Sylvie, Maseka, Katsuva, Kaita, Mahamba, Yalala, Magaza, Zinirane, Bahavu, Ngonyozi, Ngwaruka, Mutula, Safari, Dada, Assan, Uwiduhaye, Sakina, Kumbakisaka, Bahamwiti, Magala, Kashondo, Balume, Safi, Mikala, Ngwema, Katumbwe, Beatriice, Tchikuta
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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