A loan of $9,500 helped a member to buy 250 kilos of butter.


Jeanne's Group's story

Our customer Mwachirimwami is a retailer, a member of business group “Tenez bon 2,” a senior entrepreneur, a 69-year-old widow and the mother of six married children.

This customer sells butter and cheese. She supplies her merchandise to shops and restaurants in the city. She started her business with an initial capital received from her husband, when he was still alive. Later, she benefited from a loan by MFI Hekima.

She has been in this business for 52 years. This new loan will be used to purchase 250 kilos of butter and 100 cheeses.

With this, she wishes to build a house as well as feed and send to school her three orphaned grandsons. To conclude, she strongly thanks Hekima to support the autonomization of women entrepreneurs excluded from traditional financial systems, especially during this difficult post-war period in the Eastern region of the country.

In this group: Jeanne, Maliyababa, Mwachirimwami, Mikamba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler



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