A loan of $7,000 helped a member to purchase five sacks of cassava flour, four sacks of corn flour, 100 liters of vegetable oil, two sacks of soy flour, seven sacks of iodized salt, and four cartons of canned tomatoes.


Amour De Dieu Group's story

The client Shamamba is a good merchant who has seven years of experience, and is a member the business association "Amour de Dieu" ("Love of God"). Shamamba is a widow and mother to seven children who all are studying. She is a food merchant. She purchases her merchandise in a warehouse in the commercial center of the city.

Shamamba is requesting a loan from Hekima to help her business grow. She plans to purchase five sacks of cassava flour, four sacks of corn flour, 100 liters of vegetable oil, two sacks of soy flour, seven sacks of iodized salt, and four cartons of canned tomatoes. When she started her business, she received money from her husband (during his lifetime). Shamamba hopes to increase her capital, and to educate and ensure better things for her children.

She thanks Hekima for their support of women entrepreneurs who are excluded from the traditional banking system through granting them micro loans without requiring tangible security, especially during the period of conflict in the east of the country.

In this group: Clementine, Shamamba, Feliste, Basilwano, Mugisho, Rusumba, Clementine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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