A loan of $5,475 helped a member to buy 20 sacks of charcoal.


Baraka Office Group's story

The customer, Media, is a member of the Baraka Office business group. She is an experienced entrepreneur who is 44 years old, a widow and mother to five children, who are all studying. She sells charcoal and sells her products in a small store and sometimes from home. She began her business with capital given to her by her family (her elder brother in fact) around 11 years ago. This new loan will be used to buy 20 sacks of charcoal. She thereby wants 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 to small entrepreneurs, particularly to widows.

In this group: Ngoy, Therese, Maganga, Ruvugo, Mwengesyali, Kabwe, Sabimana, Nyasisi, Manengu, Media, Mirimo, Semako, Salima, Azama, Makelele, Kahindo, Bea, Maganga, Baba, Furaha, Sefu, Kahambu, Njordi, Awa, Baeni, Balume
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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