A loan of $1,500 helped a member to purchase ten pairs of shoes.


Blessing Group's story

Muhamiriza is a shopkeeper and a member of the borrowing group "Blessing." She is 36 years old and the mother of 8 children, all of whom attend school. She is a shoe seller. Muhamiriza's husband is a teacher. She is requesting a loan through Hekima. She plans on purchasing ten pairs of shoes to increase her stock. Muhamiriza started her business with her own funds received from her husband. In the future she hopes to educate and feed her children. She thanks Hekima for their support of small business entrepreneurs not eligible for traditional banking.

In this group: Nicole, Marie, Mujinya, M'ndagaboroza, Rachel, Antoinette, Jacques, Neema, Gerda, Emmanuel, Solange, Irene, Munganga, Muhamiriza, Veronique, Jean, Jeanette, Shangoko, Bendera, Francoise, Silus, Jorime, Esperance, Joyce, Alphosine, Naomi, Ivette, Josee, Mukata, Justine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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