A loan of $8,500 helped a member to buy 50 lengths of pagne [bright, colorful fabric].

Hodari Group's story

Maneno is a brave merchant and the treasurer of the Hodari banque villageoise. An experienced entrepreneur, she is dynamic and responsible. She is 32 years old and single.

Maneno sells pagnes [bright, colorful fabric] by the meter. She displays her goods along a road in a busy part of town. She started this business 13 years ago with funds from her mother. Later, she benefited from a loan from Hekima.

This new loan will serve to buy 50 lengths of pagnes.

Maneno hopes to buy a piece of land and build a house to prepare for the future.

Finally, Maneno strongly thanks Hekima for their support of small-scale entrepreneurs who are excluded from traditional banking services, especially during this difficult post-conflict time in the eastern part of the country.

In this group: Kassi, Leonie, Kika, Munaga M J, Maneno, Christine, Kabeya, Kisenge, Martine, Marie, Faida, Philomene, Issa, Lunyanya, Bahati, Sophie, Desire, Kagimbangabo, Charlotte, Wasukundi, Mazambi, Makasi, Tshinyama, Saidi, Mutaka, Machozi, Amadi, Kakuru, Aimerance, Wabisama, Maneno, Namegabe, Nzarima, Babisha, Bibuka, Lubingo, Habyambere, Kabanza

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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