A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy 20 pairs of shoes for resale.

Heri Ya Mungu Group's story

Veronique is a deputy president of the business group "Heri ya Mungu", and a dynamic, experienced, senior entrepreneur. She is 45 years old and mother to 8 children, who all attend school. Her husband is a teacher in a state school. Veronique sells shoes at the roadside, in a busy neighbourhood. She started her business 4 years ago, with the help of a friend, and later, took a loan from the field partner, Hekima. She will use this loan to buy 20 pairs of shoes. Her earnings will be used to pay for her children's school expenses, expand her business and buy a plot of land for her children.

Veronique is very grateful to Hekima for helping unbankable, women entrepreneurs become autonomous, especially during this critical time of war in the east of the country. It should be noted that one of the borrowers is holding her baby.

In this group: Aline, Dorcas, Veronique, Mari Claire, Josephin, Furaha, Brigitte, Aimee, Mukengere, Elise, Kabira, Kwabo, Olive, Yvette, Kitsuva, Jeanette, Helene, Mudumbi, Nyanfula, Katama, Kalelema, Kasigwa, Musanganya, Rubabara, Muhire, Aline, Hamuli, Vihatire

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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