A loan of $5,500 helped a member to buy eight sacks of beans.


Salama Group's story

The customer, Kalume, is the treasurer of the Salama loan association. She is a young experienced entrepreneur who is 30 years old and mother to four children who are all at school. The customer sells beans. Her husband is a small trader of various products. She sells her goods in the central market and sometimes from home. She began her business with her own capital which she was given by her husband. Later on, she was able to benefit from financial support from Hekima's microloan program. She has been carrying out this business for around 12 years. This new loan will be used to buy eight sacks of beans. By doing this she would like to expand her business as well as educate and feed her children and finish constructing her house. During the harvest seasons, her business does well but during the growing period the farmers' prices rise. Finally she is extremely grateful to Hekima for its support in the form of microloans for small entrepreneurs who are not able to access banks.

In this group: Roda, Kalume, Tsongo, Anna, Marie, Kawa, Josephine, Ndimubanzi, Zabibu, Imaniishimwe, Kulimushi, Collette, Helene, Namunganga, Mariette, Kyaviro, Katungu, Annie, Ngoy, Ndabugi, Wasiwasi, Siviwa, Ngirumbatse, Luhitso
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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