A loan of $6,475 helped a member to purchase charcoal and cassava.

Chance Group's story

This client, Mwaka, has been a merchant for ten years and a member of a business association "Chance". She is 32 years old and a mother of four children, of whom two are students and two others are still very young. Her husband is a soldier in the loyalist army. Mwaka is a vendor of charcoal and cassava flour. She started her business with funds from her mother. She is setting up her business in a warehouse at the city market and is requesting a loan from Hekima to increase her business. She is going to purchase 10 sacks of charcoal and 5 sacks of cassava.

For the future, Mwaka plans on raising livestock. For her family and children, she plans on providing education, clothing, and food.

She thanks Hekima for its support of unbanked women entrepreneurs by according them loans during this time of conflict in the country's east. It should be noted that a few of the clients are carrying their babies.

In this group: Emmanuel, Jacqueline, Nyamulongani, Mwaka, Kanyere, Rebeka, Nyirabunore, Mimulagana, Selemani, Julie, Musaga, Josephine, Mirindi, Nkuzi, Nkurasi, Nyalumya, Mihako, Esperence, Kamala, Bwira, Syayira, Muchanga, Francine, Judith, Cikuru, Mugenzi, Lunyere, Birindwa, Muduha, Chirwisa, Buyayalo, Kafumba, Batandi, Mihigo, Mapendano, Maliasha, Rebeca

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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