A loan of $7,000 helped a member to purchase 50 cases of sweetened Fanta, 100 cases of Primus beer, Mitzing, etc.


Staff La Frontiere Group's story

Nsimire is a brave shopkeeper who is the treasurer of the borrowing group "Staff la frontière" ("the border Staff") as well as an experienced and dynamic entrepreneur. Nsimire is 44 years old, married and mother of 2 children, 1 of whom still attends school while the other has completed their studies. Nsimire is a beverage wholesaler. She sets up her wares at a rest stop on one of the main roads in her town. She began her business with capital from her husband. Later, she received a loan from IMF Hekima. She has been in business for 13 years. Her husband is a door-to-door seller. This new loan will allow Nsimire to purchase 50 cases of sweetened Fanta, 100 cases of beer such as Primus, Miitzing, etc. With this, she hopes to increase her capital and educate and feed her children. In closing, Nsimire very gratefully thanks Hekima for their support of autonomy for small business owners who are left out of the traditional banking system, especially during this difficult time of conflict in the eastern part of the country.

In this group: Nsimire, Bahati, Kayeye, Fatuma, Wambungire, Nyamuto
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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