A loan of $3,975 helped a member to purchase cows and pigs.


Amka Group's story

This client, Emile, is a president of the loan collective "Amka". She is a senior entrepreneur, experienced, energetic, 45 years old, and a mother of ten children, all students. Her husband is a veterinarian in the public sector. This client sells meat. She sets up in a butcher shop next to the public market and sometimes at home. She started her business with her husband's assistance. Later on, she benefited from a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima. She has been in this business for seven years. This new loan is going to be used to purchase 2 quarters of beef and 2 pigs. Thus, she would like to provide education to her children, expand her business plans, and build a modern delicatessen. The challenges of developing her business include lack of safety in livestock farming areas, farmer threats, lack of refrigeration, outstanding payments, and exchange losses. In conclusion, she thanks Hekima very much for promoting autonomy among unbanked women entrepreneurs, especially during this critical time of war in the country's east.

In this group: Maria, N'mpfakaramye, Emile, Kubuya, Mawazo, Anastazie, Maene, Sekete, Christine, Agnes, Bauma, Nabusanane, Bwira, Kahindo, Wabega, Kahindo, Kamubuya, Charlotte, Baraka, Lubinsa, Balingene, Weteshe, Saanane, Clarice, Baeni, Pereyi, Muhima, Nguba, Nabandi, Lubura
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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