A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase cases of Fanta softdrink and Primus beer to sell.

Maman Lève Toi Group's story

This client is a good and honest merchant and a member of the business collective "Mama lève toi". An energetic senior entrepreneur, she is 49 years old and the married mother of seven children, all students. This client is a vendor of drinks. She sets up her merchandise in a refreshment stand at her house in a busy district in town where she figured out how to earn customers. She started her business with initial capital from her blood relatives. Later on, she benefited from a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima. She has been in this business for ten years. Her husband is a public school teacher.

This new loan will be used to purchase 50 cases of Fanta softdrink, 50 cases of Primus beer, etc. She would thus like to build a nice house and provide schooling and food for her children.

In conclusion, she thanks Hekima very much for promoting autonomy among small-scale entrepreneurs excluded from the traditional banking system, especially during this difficult time post-conflict in the country's east.

In this group: Chantal, Margerite, Serge, Martine, Ngabo

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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