A loan of $2,450 helped a member to purchase 4 bags of potatoes and 2 bags of charcoal.


Maombi Group's story

Rukiramuka is the secretary of the Maombi group, an experienced entrepreneur, and mother of 7 children, 4 of whom attend school and the others of whom are still young children. Her partner has been unemployed for several years; however he earns small commissions on the sale of parcels of land by the business he used to work in.

Rukiramuka is a reseller of potatoes. She also sells charcoal. She sets up her wares in the public market, and sometimes from her home. Rukiramuka began her business with her own funds received from her husband. Later, she was the recipient of a loan from the microfinance organization Hekima. She has been in business for about 16 years. This new loan will allow her to purchase 4 bags of potatoes and 2 bags of charcoal. With this, she hopes to grow her business, and provide for her children's schooling and food. In closing, she is very grateful to Hekima for their support in microcredit for small entrepreneurs.

In this group: Panda, Muhingi , Mwangaza , Immacule, Josephine , Ndawiha , Nambasha , Bawere Agano, Rukiramuka, Bodwine , Jeanine , Kanane , Paluku , Kanane , Kahambu , Sangano , Furaha , Rosalie, Brigitte , Befita , Assani , Olive , Theodore , Jeanine, Zebo , Katoto, Claudine , Kighove , Lusenge

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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