A loan of $5,350 helped a member to buy 70 pairs of second-hand shoes for resale.


Makimblio I Group's story

Fazila has been a trader for seven years, and is Vice-President of the business group 'Makimbilio I'. She is forty years old, married and has seven children. All her children attend school.

Fazila sells second-hand shoes at the main market in her town. Her husband is a car mechanic, and she started her business with money that he provided.

Fazila has requested this loan from the field partner, Hekima, in order to expand her business. With the loan, she will buy 70 pairs of shoes.

In the future, Fazila would like to buy a plot of building land, and feed and educate her children.

She is grateful to Hekima for targetting women entrepreneurs, who are excluded from the traditional banking system, by offering them loans without the need for a guarantee. This is particularly important during the post conflict period in the east of the country.

In this group: Mwadawa, Kaniki, Mastola, Donatienne, Mudumbi, Kapela, Shabani, Josephine, Fazila, Mwavita, M' Mwenze, Kulenga, Barhongo, Sankusi, Adrien, Safari, Jeanne, Furahasylvie, Mupakaniye, Beatrice

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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