A loan of $5,800 helped a member to buy 25 lengths of pagnes [bright, colorful fabric].

Pacifique Group's story

Ndalengwa is a merchant, a dynamic and experienced entrepreneur, and a member and the president of the banque villageoise Pacifique. She is 47 years old, married to a farmer, and a mother of nine children. All the children go to school.

Ndalengwa has been selling pagnes [bright, colorful fabric] for 17 years. She displays her goods in a busy town market. She started this business with funds she earned from harvesting a field of crops.

This new loan will serve to buy 25 lengths of pagnes.

One day, Ndalengwa hopes to build a house for her family and to feed and school her children.

Finally, she strongly thanks Hekima for helping female entrepreneurs, who lack access to banking services, become independent; especially in this moment of post conflict in the east of the country.

In this group: Ndalengwa, Wabingwa, Nyamusisi, Amani, Masikini, Bazimana, Muhimanyi, Nalushombo, Miziga, Mudumbi, Kasole, Mulimbi, Jeanpierre, Mukokwa, Cizungu, Heri, Kapangala, Pascal, Muderwa, Lundonge, Mukanirwa, Banyere, Tokunda, Musumba, Musanganya, Sahani, Delphin, Mwakakuru, Karongo, Mutawa, Katabazi, M'mukuza, Lugero, Wakenge, Machongo, Faine, Fundi, M'kashambara
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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