A loan of $4,250 helped a member buy onions, lemons, garlic, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, amaranth, cabbage, etc.


La Paix Virunga Group's story

Rukara is a retail merchant and a member of the "La Paix Virunga" communal bank. She is a 50-year-old entrepreneur, married with 12 children, of whom nine attend school and three are already married. She is a vendor of vegetables and spices.

She displays her goods at the central market of the city. She first started her business with capital received from family. Later she was granted a loan from the Hekima MFI. She has been performing that activity for the past 20 years. Her spouse is unemployed.

This new loan will serve to buy onions, lemons, garlic, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, amaranth, cabbage, etc.

She wants to educate, clothe and feed her children. Finally, she wishes to thank Hekima for empowering women entrepreneurs excluded from the traditional banking system, especially during this difficult post-conflict period in the Eastern part of the country.

In this group: Mutangi, Luanda, Samoja, Gorgette, Katungu, Angel, Sikitoka, Josephine, Kamwite, Rukara, Biregeyi, Sebidegede, Jeanne, Miliana, Bilarri, Saver, Mwarusengo, Kamate, Jean, Justice, Hasani, Musinga, Dieula, Rwahigabo, Kyakimwa, Harlette, Micheline, Mutangi, Florence, Marie, Alice, Kanzirwe

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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