A loan of $5,275 helped a member to purchase 100 boards for construction.

Safi Group's story

This client, Karibushe, is a merchant and a member of the business association "Safi". She is 28 years old, an entrepreneur, and a married mother of four children, all in school. This client sells construction lumber. She stocks her merchandise in a warehouse in a suburb of the city. She started her business with help from her husband, who is also a merchant. Later on, she benefited from a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima. She has been in this business for four years.

This new loan will be used to purchase 100 boards. Thus, she would like to expand her plans, build a house, and provide education, clothing, and food for her children.

In conclusion, she thanks Hekima very much for promoting autonomy for unbanked women entrepreneurs, especially during this critical time post-conflict in the country's east. It should be noted that certain clients are carrying their babies.

In this group: Esperence, Lucie, Theodosie, Erneste, Saambili, Shamamba, Feza, Muzaituni, Izaniro, Karibushe, Nyirakiramye, Bahunde, Vestine, Nyamwishi, Serungendo, Amani, Evariste, Bakenga, Mukanrwa, Jean, Nseka, Bagabo, Nangauv, Zuba, Eugene, Aliance, Louise, Emma, Munyakazi, Damien, Florence, Nyirantachobitwaye, Manishimwe, Asiya, Kamanitsi, Mutima

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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