A loan of $6,750 helped a member buy two bags of peanuts, 10 bunches of bananas, and five onions.


Sinaï Group's story

Kahiro has been a saleswoman for 20 years. She is a member of the "Sinaï" business association. She is 40 years old and married. She has eight children, three of whom go to school, four of whom have finished school, and one who is too young to go to school. She sells commodities. She displays her goods on a street in a lively local district. She is asking for a loan from Hekima. Her spouse works in a security company. She would like to buy two bags of peanuts, 10 bunches of bananas, and five bags of onions in order to grow her company. She started with funds received from her husband. In the future, she would like to buy a plot of land and build on it. She would also like to educate and feed her children. She thanks Hekima for their support of women not served by the standard banking system.

In this group: Bikuba, Kiyoyo, Kaligana, Kaskete, Olivier, Bitashengwa, Nzabonimpa, Kahiro, Babanga, Sadiki, Kajabika, Kaningu, Nyamusisi, Cirulwire, Mishi, Regine, Lisani, Materanye, Kamate, Tsongo, Thopo, Bulakwa, Ndende, Kandeke, Mbogo, Sifa, Kaheta, Toto, Rubambura
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin



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