A loan of $7,750 helped a member to buy 5 bags of soja beans, 8 bags of maize, 4 bags of groundnuts and 8 bags of rice.


Utulivu Group's story

Mapendo, the customer, is an advisor to the "Utulivu" business group. She is a senior entrepreneur with a lot of experience, a dynamic 47-year-old woman who is a widow and the mother of 7 children who all attend school. She sells grocery products. She displays her merchandise in an agricultural warehouse. She started her business with the help of her husband, when he was alive. Later, she benefited from loans from the MFI Hekima. She has been in this line of work for 25 years. This new loan will be used to buy 5 bags of soja beans, 8 bags of maize, 4 bags of groundnuts and 8 bags of rice. She would like to expand her business and build a house for her children. The insecurity in the areas where she gets her supplies presents a challenge to the development of her business. Finally, she would like to strongly thank Hekima for enabling non-bancable women entrepreneurs to be self-sufficient, especially during this critical time of war in the east of the country.

In this group: Sebuchayi, Marie, Kabano, Magendo, Bernardine, Alexandrine, Valerie, Prascede, Solange, Odette, Mbavumoja, Mapendo, Josephine, Rose, Mamie, Christine, Darlose, Soko, Kale, Feza, Dorika, Jacqueline, Josephine, Kuzanwa, Odette, Colette, Marci, Furaha, Ngusu, Kabuo, Feza, Muvunga, Tumaini, Adidja, Kasongo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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