A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy 2 sacks of salted fish.

Uheri Group's story

Ngalya is the leader of this business group, Uheri. She is a leader and an experienced entrepreneur. Ngalya is 54 years old and mother to 9 children who are all either attending school, or living in their own households. She is a fish saleswoman at the public market. She started her business 9 years ago with a loan from the field partner Hekima. With her earnings, Ngalya has already completed many microprojects for her family. This new loan will allow her to extend her portfolio and buy 2 sacks of salted fish. As a result of this, she hopes to be able to pay for her children's schooling and build a good house.

The supply route (Vitshumbi-Rutshuru-Goma) for Ngalya's business is very dangerous due to the activities of rebels and other outlaws. This is a huge challenge to the development of her business. Ngalya would like to warmly thank Hekima for their support (through micro-credit for small entrepreneurs who cannot operate through established banking channels) at this critical moment. It should be noted that one of the women is holding her child in the photo.

In this group: Ngalya, Bugandwa, Mawazo, Sebasaza, Baghuma, Karani, Banyene, Kabare, Lukanga, Basubi, Mateene, Kasolene, Masumbuko, Nyichira, Hansi, Debora, Bahwere, Senge, Safari, Bubaka, Busho, Habyarimana, Buhonda, Mabango, Kadondo, Munganga, Mwati

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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