A loan of $7,550 helped a member to buy 2 baskets of tomatoes, one basket of onions, 10 lots of garlic, half a bag of traditional flour, 5 kilos of sugar and 5 litres of oil.


Tusaidiane Group's story

Bitaha is a retailer and the vice-president of the Tusaiddiane business group. She is an experienced and dynamic 61-year-old entrepreneur and the mother of 11 children who (have) all attend(ed) school. She sells condiments and pastries (like tomatoes, onions, peppers, chili doughnuts and galette cakes.) She displays her merchandise along the side of the road in a busy district. She started her business with the help of a local association. Her spouse is a pastor. Later on, she benefited from loans from the MFI Hekima. She has been in this line of work for over 20 years. This new loan will be used to buy 2 baskets of tomatoes, one basket of onions, 10 lots of garlic, half a bag of traditional flour, 5 kilos of sugar and 5 litres of oil. She hopes to expand her business, become a wholesaler and be able to educate, clothe and feed her children. Finally, she strongly thanks Hekima for enabling the self-sufficiency of non-bankable women entrepreneurs, especially at this critical time of conflict in the east of the country.

In this group: Bakwanamaha, Nzwange, Kamate, Olivine, Muhima, Basekawike, Luva, Maliabo, Kipendo, Bitaha, Mwenge, Alphonsine, Mayele, Anto, Yvette, Kahuliro, Josephine, Kabuo, Charlotte, Sumaili, Kazimoto, Mulisura, Masimego, Gentille, Rahabu, Nyamirenge, Gode

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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