A loan of $5,400 helped a member to buy various goods to resell.

Ishara Group's story

Bendera is the secretary of the Ishara group. She is an experienced entrepreneur, 48 years old, and a mother of eight children, who all go to school. Her husband is a merchant of various goods. Bendera is also a merchant of, [among other things], manufactured goods. She sells her goods in a public sales area and sometimes from her home. She started this business with a loan from Hekima more than three years ago.

Bendera has already completed many small projects for her family because of the earnings from this business.

This new loan will allow her to increase her stock by buying two drums of cooking oil, one box of salt, one sac of sugar, two boxes of canned tomatoes, six bottles of mayonnaise, 12 cans of sardines, one box of body lotion, six pairs of shoes, one carton of soap, etc.

Overdue payments and purchases on credit are challenges to the development of her business.

Bendera would like to educate her children, expand her business, and build a nice house with durable materials.

Finally, Bendera would like to strongly thank Hekima for their dedicated support to small-scale entrepreneurs during this critical time of war.

In this group: Josephine, Elizabeth, Marie Rose, Kayembe, Euphrasie, Bendera, Asumani, Kabuyaya, Batayo, Safari, Mitimwe, Siuzike, Mushengezi, Furaha, Marthe, Bahinyura, Muhindo, Amunazo, Luhavo, Asmani, Sibamupende, Ngengwa, Banyeko, Kahindo, Manga, Shamavu, Bakuza, Mwinyi, Mufabule, Furaha

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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