A loan of $10,000 helped a member to buy 350 pairs of shoes.

Siege De La Sagesse Group's story

The client, Mutunzi, has been a valiant merchant for 22 years and a member of a business group, “source of wisdom.” The senior entrepreneur, she is 36 years old and a married mother of 8, all of whom attend school. She sells used shoes on the street in the commercial center. She is seeking a loan from Hekima to grow her business. She is going to buy 350 pairs of shoes. Her husband is in the same business. She had started the business with the funds from her husband. In the future, she hopes to make progress with her business, buy a plot of land, send her children to school, feed her children, and meet their medical needs. She thanks Hekima for having chosen its goal, supporting entrepreneurial women excluded from the traditional banking system, while giving them loans with no material guarantees, especially in the post-conflict period in the region of the East Country.

In this group: Chikuru, Magambo, Shamavu, Kasemengo, Katsuva, Kalumuna, Mutunzi, Magambo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.

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