A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy 50 pieces of pagne cloth.


Na Mungu Tutaweza Group's story

The client, Francine, is a fearless businesswoman, the president and member of the "Na Mungu Tutaweza" business collective and a dynamic entrepreneur. She is a 25-year-old mother of four children, who are all currently receiving an education. This client sells clothing made from pagne. She shows off her wares at the busy town market. She started her business with her husband's assistance, using the money received from a savings group. Her spouse is also a retail trader. Later, she benefited from a loan from IMF Hekima. She has been running this business for four years. This new loan will allow her to buy 50 pieces of pagne cloth. With this loan, she wishes to increase her profits, to pay for her children's school fees and to feed them. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima for the work they do to liberate women entrepreneurs who are excluded from the established banking system, especially during this critical moment of conflict in the east of the country.

In this group: Francine, Gertrude, Christine, Bitarwa, Maombi, Esperance, Kasiwa, Muhesi, Chinyabuguma, Pascaline, Balianga, Kamate, Daniela, Kasembo, Basenya, Baributsa, Kabunga, Mawazo
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith



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