A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy four baskets of fish.

Bora Group's story

The customer, Véronique, is vice-president of the Bora business group. At 52, she is the eldest in the group and an experienced entrepreneur. She is mother to 12 children, some of whom are studying and others who already have their own households. Her husband is unemployed and has had no work for several years. Véronique sells fish and does this at the market and sometimes from home. She began her business with capital given to her by her husband. Over time she went bankrupt. As a result, around 2007 she got a loan from IMF Hekima so that she could restart her business. She has been doing this business for around 31 years now. This new loan will be used to buy four baskets of fish. She would thereby like to expand her business, educate and feed her children and also build a house. Finally, she is extremely grateful to Hekima for its support in the form of microfinance for small entrepreneurs.

In this group: Katungu, Charlotte, Mutangi, Kyeya, Rosalie, Veronique, Mutangi, Pungwe, Buhendwa, Kahaviro, Lavie, Kabamba, Denise, Bazirikana, Kanzika, Tibiringirwa, Sawasawa, Musafiri, Burhalike, Kombi, Chantal, Kungwa, Balinda, Katala, Bwema, Immaculee, Jilli, Ndasiva, Zawadi, Georgette, Kyahi, Asiya, Namusenge, M'kacuka, Wanzabalere, Zawadi, Lukozi, Balezi, Asia, Mabanza

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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