A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy 1 sack of wheat flour, 1 box of local juice, matches, 1 box of soaps, 1 sack of sugar, sweets, biscuits, iodized salt and 30 litres of oil.

Mkono Mukononi Group's story

Ndalemwa is a trader and the president of the business group 'Mkono Mukononi'. She is 45 years old and has twelve children. Six of her children attend school and the other six are too young. Her husband is a building technician (a mason).

Ndalemwa has sold various products for three years, from her home on a busy local avenue. She started her business with funds that she received from her husband.

In order to improve her business, Ndalemwa has requested a loan from the field partner, Hekima. She will use her loan to buy a sack of wheat flour, a box of local juice, matches, a box of soaps, a sack of sugar, sweets, biscuits, iodized salt and thirty litres of oil.

In the future, Ndalemwa would like to increase her working capital and educate, clothe and feed her children.

She is grateful to Hekima for the support they offer to women entrepreneurs, who are excluded from the traditional banking system.

One of the clients is holding her child in the photo.

In this group: Marguerite, Charlotte, Odette, Asha, Leonie, Ndalemwa, Muhindo, Nakayeye, Kuzaliwa, Chiro, Yowa, Delpihn, Noel, Bamutwa, Namiyeye, Shemupungwe, Edi, Musombwa, Kaningini, Namiyeye, Uwimana, Anna, Nyande, Kabemba, Kakuru, Mugenge, Sibunabirwa, Kimongo, Kasereka, Mundelayi, Shangwe

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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