A loan of $3,325 helped a member to buy one bale of secondhand clothing.

La Source Group's story

Madawa, age 32, is a young and energetic entrepreneur with a good experience. She's a member of La Source Group and the mother of three children, who all go to school. Her husband is a teacher in a private school.

Madawa sells secondhand clothing. She sets up her point of sale in a busy location in her neighborhood, at the corner of an avenue.

She started her business with her husband's assistance. Later on, she obtained a loan from Kiva's partner, the MFI Hekima. She's been running her business for three years.

This new loan will be used to buy one bale of secondhand clothing. Thus, she would like to provide an education for her children, expand her business, and build a nice home. Currency exchange losses are challenges for the development of her business.

In the end, she strongly thanks Hekima for its contribution to make women who are excluded by traditional banks self-supporting, especially during this critical time of war in the East of the country.

In this group: Anne, Amina, Zefania, Furaha, Josephine, Nzuba, Marie, Balezi, Tulinabo, Noela, Madawa, Rubungo, Kabono, Hangi, Kisanga, Kasiwa, Kamwira, Yalala, Katungu, Feruzi, Marie, Muhindo, Yalala, Muhanya, Mwatumwabile
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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