A loan of $5,150 helped a member to buy one bail of used clothing.


Amkeni Group's story

Our client Shayira is a vendor with 10 years of experience. She is 50 years old and the mother of eight children, seven of whom are already married and one is still studying. Shaiyra is a member of the "Amkeni" business association. She sells used clothing. She sets up her wares on the outskirts of town. She is seeking a loan from Hekima in order to grow her business. She would like to buy one bail of used clothing. Her husband is a cabinet maker. She launched her business with the loan received from her husband after the harvesting season. In the future, she would like to buy two motorbike in order to rent them out and to pay for all of her children's university studies. She thanks Hekima for supporting female entrepreneurs who do not have access to traditional banking by providing loans at at time when there is an armed conflict in the east of the country.

In this group: Devote, Shayira, Malei, Justin, Nzanzu, Matembela, Malikewa, Bernadette, Kaghoma, Mwajuma, Sara, Habarugira, Kanane, Litamba, Mulisha, Syauswa, Kitavula, Habarugiri, Nyandui, Asenge, Antoinnette, Francine, Karume, Mufungizi, Kombo, Kalindula, Lydie, Jerome, Afsa, Musavuli, Nsimire, Kavono, Wa Ngoy
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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