A loan of $8,000 helped a member to buy new 50 laptop bags.

Uamsho Mupya Group's story

The borrower, Muhima, is an honest retailer who is also the member and treasurer of a business group called "Uamsho Mupya". At age 35, he is a senior entrepreneur and the father of two children who are still quite young. He sells various items that he displays in a shop, in his city. He started in this business with some money made by raising pigs. His wife is also a retailer. Later on, he took a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima. He has been in this business for ten years.

With this new loan, he will buy 50 new laptop bags. Muhima would like to increase his capital, build a house, feed his children, buy them clothes and pay for their education. In the end, he is very grateful to Hekima for empowering male and female entrepreneurs who have no access to the traditional banking system, especially during this critical moment, as the Eastern part of the country is still in a post-conflict period.

In this group: Muhima, Kazi, Kasongya, Matata, Sivanzire, Kitomeko, Syakola, Kahavo
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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