A loan of $2,675 helped a member to buy one bale of used clothing and other pricier clothes.


Mariam Group's story

The borrower, Kavanga, is a retailer with a four-year experience in her field. She is 40 years old and the mother of eight children who all go to school. She is a member and the leader of a business association called "Mariamu". She sells various types of clothes, displaying her goods at her town's busy market. She is taking a loan from Hekima in order to increase her activity. She will buy one bale of used clothing as well as other pricier clothes. Kavanga's husband also works in retail. Kavanga started her own business with some money received from her husband. In the future, she would like to increase her capital, feed her children, buy them clothes and pay for their education. She thanks Hekima for the support it provides to women with no access to the traditional banking system, and for granting them loans during this post-conflict period in the Eastern part of the country.

In this group: Lunanga, Mukonjo, Bahinda, M'matovu, Banywesize, Kavanga, Kataraka, Singaye, Nsimire, Buhendwa, Muribuzi, Ntamwira, Kashangabuy, Masumbuko, Noella, Aimee, Bakulira, Kataliko, Kamuala, Joseph, M,biringanine, Nabarutsi, Banywesize, Amuli Fran, Mugarurwa, Anastasie
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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