A loan of $5,850 helped a member to buy one bale of used clothing.

Mashauri Group's story

Featured borrower Charlotte is a leader of the business group called « Mashauri », an entrepreneur, 50 years of age and the mother of six children who are all in school. Her husband is a civil servant in Public Administration. She herself sells used clothing in the public market. She has been in this business for 17 years. She started up the business with her own money that she received from her husband.

Thanks to this business, she has managed to do a good deal for her children and for her family. This new loan will allow her to buy one bale of used clothing. She would like to see her children get university diplomas and also to grow her business. Finally, she would like to salute Hekima for its initiative supporting women who don't have access to financial services and helping them become self-sufficient, especially in the present context of the war in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the economy is not stable.

In this group: Mushagalusha, Charlotte, Tereza, Asanaza, Mihako, Francoise, Luhayira, Malisaba, Kalere, Charline, Chiza, Ruti, Malayi, Chibagula, M'mudege, Yvette, Salumu, Muley, Kubeherwa, Masudi, Vumilia, Theo, Tenda, Lokoma, Chirimwami, Simba, Yvette, Rebecca, Kagoma, Mulolo, Muliwavyo, Beatrice

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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