A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy equipment for her hairdressing salon (clippers, hair extensions, brushes, hair tongs, etc.).


Shangwe Group's story

Françoise is an ambitious, talented woman and a responsible member of the business group Shangwe. She is 38 years old and mother to four children who all attend school.

Françoise has requested this loan in order to buy equipment for her hairdressing salon (clippers, hair extensions, brushes, hair tongs, etc.). This is her main business venture and she started with funds received from her parents. She would like to buy a plot of land and build a house to improve the stability of her family.

Françoise is grateful to the field partner, Hekima for the support which they offer to poor, economically active women.

In this group: Françoise, Muhindo, Denise, Mbakaniaki
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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