A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy 15kg of garlic, 4 packages of nutmeg, 5 packages of Maggy cubes, 1 bag of salt, 10kg of ground nuts, ½ a basket of onions and lots of bay leaves.


Sayuni Group's story

The client Regina is a shopkeeper and member of the business group "Sayuni". She is an entrepreneur, dynamic, 72 years old, widow and mother to 4 children, who are all married. The client is a seller of spices (garlic, nutmeg, Maggy cubes, iodized salt, ground nuts, onions, bay leaves, etc.). She sets up her merchandise at her home in front of her enclosure, in an animated street. She started her business with the first capital received from her husband (at the time he was living). Later, she benefitted from a loan from the MFI Hekima. She has been in this business for 4 years. This new loan will help her to buy 15kg of garlic, 4 packages of nutmeg, 5 packages of Maggy cubes, 1 bag of salt, 10kg of ground nuts, ½ a basket of onions and lots of bay leaves. Thus, she hopes to build a house and plan for the future of her sons. In the end, she hardily thanks Hekima for the empowerment of entrepreneuring non-bankable women; during this time there are conflicts in the east of the country.

In this group: Regina, Espérance, Anastasie, Rugenera, Mwadawa, Kapinga, Kwigomba, Kajibwami, Kokwe, Nabakazi, Keyembe, Diamasika, Yak, Wabiwa, Migani, Pascaline, Buhongo, Zahara, Morisho, Katsuka, Ngama, Ramazani, Buma, Mosafiri, Madada, Angelique, Muhindo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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