A loan of $8,175 helped a member to purchase various plumbing and construction supplies (pipes, screens, nails, cables, etc.).


Mapendo Group's story

This client, Arhahama, has been a merchant for twelve years and is the president of the business group “Mapendo”. An energetic entrepreneur, she is 38 years old and a married mother of nine children, who are all students. She is a vendor of a variety of good and an associate of a hardware store. She sets up her business in a commercial center in town.

Arhahama is requesting a loan from Hekima to grow her business. She is going to purchase various plumbing and construction supplies (pipes, screens, nails, cables, etc.) She had started off with funds from her husband. For the future, she would like to progress in her business, build a house, and provide education and food for her children.

She thanks Hekima for supporting women entrepreneurs excluded from the traditional banking system while granting them loans without the need for collateral, especially during this time post-conflict in the countries east.

In this group: Mayange, Makelele, Lwabaguma-E, Noella, Hamuri, Murhula, Cudele, Zihalirwa, Bahizire, Arhahama, Bisimwa, Leocadie, Dafroza, Zihalirwa, Chizungu, Anita, Nizidirwa, Mudekuza, Kavira, Bahizire, Mudatina, Nshombo, Mafuluko, Polisi, Zagabe, Amani, Bakulu, Miindi, Bisimwa, Elizabethe, Noela, Burume, Namegabe

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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