A loan helped a member to buy 200 kilos of potatoes.

Amkeni Group's story

The customer, Malei, is a trader and a member of the Amkeni business platform. She is a 60-year old entrepreneur and has six children, two of whom are studying and four who are married. The customer sells food products (potatoes) and lays out her goods in a local market. She began her business with an initial capital received from a "ristourne" (a revolving communal fund whereby each member contributes periodically an agreed amount and this is passed on in rotation to other members). Her husband is a security agent in the National Police. Later on she got a loan from IMF Hekima. She has been carrying out this business for 24 years and this new loan will be used to buy 200 kilos of potatoes. She thereby hopes to be able to buy a plot of land, build on it and feed her children. Finally, she is extremely grateful to Hekima for making female entrepreneurs, who cannot access banks, autonomous, particularly during this critical period of war in the east of the country.

In this group: Devote, Shayira, Malei, Justin, Nzanzu, Matembela, Malikewa, Bernadette, Kaghoma, Mwajuma, Sara, Habarugira, Kanane, Litamba, Mulisha, Syauswa, Kitavula, Habarugiri, Nyandui, Kasenge, Antoinnette, Francine, Karume, Mufungizi, Kombo, Lydie, Musavuli, Kavono, Wa Ngoy, Buguma, Leonie, Misabiro, Bertica

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras.

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