A loan of $3,825 helped a member to buy a parcel of second-hand clothes for resale.


La Vérité Group's story

Joséphine is a trader and the president of the business group 'La Vérité' (The Truth). She is fifty-three years old and has ten children who all attend school. Her husband is a building mason.

Joséphine is a very dynamic entrepreneur and has a lot of experience in her business, having sold second-hand clothing for ten years. She sells her clothing from a position on a busy local road.

Joséphine has requested this loan from the field partner, Hekima, in order to expand her business. She will buy a parcel of second-hand clothing with her loan. Joséphine started her business with funds received from a savings group (tontine).

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

She is grateful to Hekima for the support they provide to women entrepreneurs who are excluded from the traditional banking system, this is particularly valuable now, following the conflict in the east of the country.

In this group: Joséphine, Goreth, Shabani, Brigitte, Leocadie, Nicole, Alphonsine, Mashagiro, Georgette, Anuarite, Makoma, Regine, Vumilia, Mbusa, Shabani, Bahati, Kibirima, Beatrice, Ndimubanzi, Kasereka, Regina, Mbarushimana, Nicole, Vumiliya, Habumugisha, Mukiza, Kagwiza, Mahirane, Mundele, Chinaleraga, Bahati, Mpoze, Shabani, Kataliko, Jeanne, Ngoma, Ngolo
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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