A loan of $5,850 helped a member to buy 20 crates of fizzy, sweet drinks for resale.


Tushuhudiane Group's story

Chakupewa is the leader of the 'Tushuhudiane' Group. She is forty-five years old, married and has nine children. All her children attend school. Her husband works as a trader of various products. Chakupewa will use her loan from the field partner, Hekima, to buy twenty crates of sweet, fizzy drinks. In the future, she would like to expand her business and become an important trader. She has run her business for more than twenty-five years, and began with money provided by her younger sister. Chakupewa is grateful to Hekima for the support they provide to non-bankable women, and for the improvement to her working capital that they have provided. This is especially important during this time of conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In this group: Lutebele, Kalolina, Mapendo, Neema, Birhaka, Mawazo, Furaha, Feza, Bachu, Zamubunga, Andjanabo, Chakupewa, Shukuru, Kashindi, Sanduku, Bulangalire, Furaha, Furaha, Sanduku, Florence, Wamunzila, Kambuya, Milinganyo, Sifa, Bisochi, Kitumaini, Nakatya, Mapendo, Mapendo
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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