A loan of $9,950 helped a member to purchase 5 bales of used clothing.

La Patience Group's story

This client, Muhindo, is a merchant with 13 years of experience. She is 43 years old, a widow, and the mother of two children, who are both students. This client is a member of the business collective “La Patience”. She is a vendor of a variety of secondhand clothing. She sets up her merchandise at the local central market.

She is requesting a loan from Hekima to grow her business. She is going to purchase 5 bales of used clothing. She started off her business with funds from her husband when he was alive. For the future, she would like to increase her loan and provide education and food for her children.

She thanks Hekima for its support of unbanked women entrepreneurs by according them micro-loans during this period post-conflict in the country’s east.

In this group: Aziza, Maganga, Kiza, Muharanyi, Muhindo

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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