A loan of $7,000 helped a member to buy juice, cheese, soft drinks, apples, beer, wine, etc.

Don Béni Group's story

Ngalesya, age 33, is an entrepreneur and a brave merchant. She's a member and the treasurer of Don Béni Group. She's married and the mother of four children, who all go to school.

She sells various food products. She installs her products in a store alongside the town's main road. She started her business with funds received from her husband, a clerk in an NGO (humanitarian aid).

Later on, she obtained a loan from Kiva's partner, the MFI Hekima. She's been running this business for the past seven years. This new loan will be used to buy 5 boxes of juice, 50 cheeses, 5 boxes of can of soft drinks, 30 apples, 1 box of Heineken beer, 5 bottles of wine, etc.

She wishes to increase her working capital, build a house, feed her children and send them to school. In the end, she strongly thanks Hekima for helping to make men and women who are excluded from traditional banks self-supporting, especially during this critical post-war time in the East of the country.

In this group: Ngalesya, Za Bwana, Kimankinda, Kamiha, Basuwa, Kashaba, Solange

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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