A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy 10 new metal cooking pots, some cups, plates, spoons and forks.


Plamedi Group's story

The borrower, Munyutsa, is a retailer and a member of the business group "Plamedi". She is 30 years old, married, and the mother of five children, two of whom are in school while the other three are still quite young. She is also a dynamic entrepreneur who sells various kitchen utensils. She displays her goods along the city's main road. She started in this business with a loan received from the micro-finance institution Hekima. Munyutsa's husband works as a moped taxi driver. Munyutsa herself has been involved in her field of work for nine years. She will use this new loan to buy 10 new metal cooking pots, some cups, plates, spoons and forks. She would like to increase her capital which will allow her to feed, clothe and educate her children. In the end, she wishes to thank Hekima for empowering female entrepreneurs excluded from the banking system, particularly during this difficult post-conflict period in eastern Congo. It should be noted that one of the borrowers featured in the photo is carrying her baby.

In this group: Maheshe, M'rubangiza, Zahinda, Nabuhindo, Ackemeya, Buhendwa, Honorine, Mutsalombo, Kaboneza, Ndagano, Munyutsa, Ndagano, Mudekereza, Habimana, Alida, Nongwa, Tambwe, Nvunabandi, Mukeshima, Kyechire, Jeanne, Bwira, Nshombo, Sifa, Sindani, Marcelline
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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