A loan of $4,875 helped a member to buy ten sacks of cassava flour and five sacks of coal.

Ushuhuda Group's story

The customer, Lubumba, is a good and honest trader with 20 years' experience? She is a member and secretary of the Ushuhuda business association, and she is a 45-year old mother of nine children, all of whom are studying. She sells foodstuffs and displays her goods in the road of the town's commercial center. She is requesting a loan from Hekima to expand her business. She is going to buy ten sacks of cassava flour and five sacks of coal. She began her business with capital from her husband. He is an experienced metal worker and welder who works locally. She would like to increase her capital and also educate her children and ensure their well-being. She is grateful to Hekima for its support to female entrepreneurs, who do not have access to classic banks, by granting them microloans without any collateral, particularly during this post-conflcit period in the east of the country.

In this group: Felomene, Furaha, Ruhanga, Mujabuka, Marciana, Masumbuko, Sakina, Lukambo, Gertrude, Balagizi, Kafunga, Lubumba, Mirimo, Matthieu, Nyambura, Mutaka, Juresse, Maliza, Hangi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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