A loan of $3,975 helped a member to purchase new supplies: fabric, thread, a sewing machine, needles, scissors, etc.


Imara Group's story

Vatenaye has been a seamstress and a ready-to-wear clothing seller for 10 years and is a member of the borrowing gropu "Imara." She is 44 years old, married, and the mother of 7 children, all of whom attend school. Vatenaye has a shop at her home and she works with her husband.

Vatenaye is requesting a loan from Hekima to expand her business. This new loan will allow her to purchase new supplies: fabric, thread, a sewing machine, needles, scissors, etc. She began her business with funds from her husband. In the future. Vatenaye hopes to build a larger shop, and to educate and feed her children. She thanks Hekima for their support of female entrepreneurs by providing them with credit without collateral.

In this group: Kyabwito, Mapendo, Maria, Sikuli, Vatenaye, Agnes, Siviwitewalire, Henriette, Nyembo, Chiro, Marie, Vutsopire, Bernadette, Hangi, Sabuni, Marlik, Sifa, Mahamba, Gentil, Vitsopire, Uwimana, Kasereka, Jean Claude, Assina, Muhesi, Yalala, Nziavake, Jean Louis, Justin, Grace

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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