A loan of $4,375 helped a member to buy 48 plastic basins.

Akiba Group's story

Maseka, age 27, is a counselor for Akiba Group. She's an experimented and energetic entrepreneur, unmarried, and without children, She sells plastic basins at the public market.

She started her business with her parent's help. Later on, she obtained a loan from Kiva's partner, the MFI Hekima. She's been running this business for four years.

This new loan will be used to buy 48 plastic basins. Thusly, she wishes to expand her business and help her parents build a house. Insecurity in the province is a challenge to 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: Gislaine, Sylvie, Ntakobanjira, Maseka, Katsuva, Kaita, Mahamba, Yalala, Magaza, Zinirane, Bahavu, Ngonyozi, Ngwaruka, Uwiduhaye, Sakina, Kumbakisaka, Bahamwiti, Magala, Kashondo, Safi, Ekumi, Mukene, Muteka, Muhindo, Clarice, Mpakanira, Amuli, Esther, Mwanvua, Baelongandi, Nabideko, Clementine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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