A loan of $8,800 helped a member to purchase 70 pairs of shoes.

Tuimizane Bus Group's story

This client, Kaeni, has been a merchant for thirteen years and is the president and a member of the business collective “Tuimizane Bus”. An entrepreneur, she is 52 years old and the married mother of nine children, all students. She is a vendor of secondhand shoes and has a stall for her business at her town’s central market,

Kaeni is requesting a loan from Hekima to grow her business. She is going to purchase 70 pairs of shoes. Her husband is a staff member at a local factory. She started off with funds from her husband. For the future, she would like to provide schooling, clothing, and food for her children.

She thanks Hekima for choosing the right goal of supporting women entrepreneurs excluded from the traditional banking system while according them loans without the need for collateral, especially during this time post-conflict in the country’s eastern region.

In this group: Saleh, Muluziniere, Mukanirwa, Luneno, Aimee, Zawadi, Muisha, Aline, Luchogeza, Kaeni, Kondokelwa, Dorcas, Christelle, Batembo, Kanywabahizi, Lushugurhi, Miburo, Fify, Munguakonkwa, Rehema, Ibrahim, Mapendo, Nyangoma, Denise, Celestine, Keya, Tshikoko, Francoise, Mirindi, Kasiwa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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