A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy one sack of secondhand clothing.

Zihiyiruka Group's story

Mrs. Badera, age 51, is the leader of Zihiyiruka Group. She's a widow and the mother of eight children, who all go to school. With this new loan from, she wants to buy one sack of secondhand clothing.

She's been running this business for more than 30 years. She started it just before her husband died. In the future, she wishes to expand her business and ensure her children can study in good conditions.

She thanks Kiva's partner, Hekima, for its support of women who are excluded from traditional banks, especially during this time of armed conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In this group: Badera, Maramke , Maramke , Ciza , Furaha , Mateso , Furaha , Vumilia , Mangaza , Furaha , Habanawema , Mawazo , Nsimire , Nanfano , Salima, Sifa, Barhalibirhu , Mapendo , Ntakwinja, Furaha , Furaha , Bitondo , Furaha , Balaluka

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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