A loan of $8,125 helped a member to buy a bag of potatoes, a bag of cassava flour, tomatoes, 25 dried fish and spices.


Zamiri Group's story

Aimerance, the customer, is a hard-working saleswoman and a member of the Zamiri business group. An older, dynamic entrepreneur, she is 73 years old, widowed and the mother of 4 children, one of whom attends school and 3 of whom are already married. Aimerance sells food products. She displays her merchandise at home, in her front yard, where she has built up her clientèle. She started her business with funds she received from her husband (when he was alive). Later on, she benefited from a loan from the MFI Hekima. She has been in this line of work for 45 years. This new loan will enable her to buy a bag of potatoes, a bag of cassava flour, tomatoes, 25 dried fish and spices. She would like to build a house, and feed and educate her youngest child. Finally, she would like to strongly thank Hekima for enabling non-bankable female entrepreneurs to be self-sufficient, especially in this critical time after the war in the east of the country.

In this group: Atchumire, Magene, Mbuuma, Kungile, Sikuliwako, Biramugwira, Vutsumbwa, Aimerance, Banywere, Musafiri, Bora, Malikidogo, Katone, Bitondo, Gashinga, Kahamba, Kitakya, Mategane, Kavalia, Luendo, Sivyabuwa, Hasivirwe, Katulamo, Kimonyo, Kataka, Kitsa, Noela, Namasombwa, Kalume, Kanyere

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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