A loan of $3,350 helped a member to purchase a bale of secondhand clothing.

Tuliya Group's story

This client, Zihalirwa, is a merchant with ten years of experience. She is 41 years old and a mother of ten children, of whom six are students, and four others are still very young. This client is a member of the business collective "Tuliya". She sells secondhand clothing. She sets up her merchandise at the town's busy market.

Zihalirwa is requesting a loan from Hekima to grow her business. She is going to purchase a bale of secondhand clothing. Her husband is a furniture technician (carpentry). She had started her business with funds from her husband. For the future, she would like to increase her loan and provide education and food for her children.

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

In this group: Antoinnette, Jeannette, Jolie, Nakinya, Furaha, Jushm, Kissa, Vinovyangike, Roseline, Bwami, Zihalirwa, Nsamamba, Lubaye, Semanywa, Lubaye, Bitana, Baeni, Bahunga, Juliene, Kanyere, Kashira, Karami, Muhima, Mbavu Moja, Nyamulemu, Seruhondo, Bushu, Kibama, Maroyi, Mudekeremu, Mudekereza, Nyamalia, Byuma, Mushalirwa, Maliro
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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