A loan of $4,650 helped a member to purchase 3 sacks of charcoal and 70 liters of palm oil.

Afya Group's story

This client, Vumilia, is a merchant and the president, as well as a member, of the business collective “Afya”. An entrepreneur, she is 56 years old, married, and the mother of nine children, all students. This client is a vendor of charcoal and palm oil. She displays her merchandise at a market in town. She has been in this business for fifteen years. She started her business with funds from her friend. Her husband is a pastor in a local church.

This new loan is going to be used to purchase 3 sacks of charcoal and 70 liters of palm oil. Thus, she would like to increase her capital and provide schooling, clothing, and food for her children.

In conclusion, she thanks Hekima very much for supporting autonomy among unbanked women entrepreneurs, especially during this critical period post-conflict in the country’s east.

In this group: Petrolina, Vumilia, Sulia, M'buroko, Theresa, Esther, Mabangala, Buchuliro, Bateyi, M'kalimbiro, Seretina, Vesiyana, Munyonga, Chishugi, Mwenge, Kavira, Matabaro, Masirika, Fundi, Musamuguma, Veciana, Bibiche, Mweze, Josephine, Regina, Francine, Benith, Jacqueline, Esperance, Rosette

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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