A loan of $5,325 helped a member to buy two bags of cassava flour.

Pendeza Group's story

The borrower, Mwenge, is a courageous woman who has been involved in retail for five years. She is 30 years old, married, and the mother of four children. Three of her children are in school, the fourth is still very young. She is a member of the "Pendeza" business association, and she sells cassava flour. She sets up her merchandise in front of her house, which is located in a lively neighborhood.

Mwenge is taking a loan from Hekima in order to boost her business. She will use this loan to buy two bags of cassava flour. She started her business with some money received from her relatives. Her husband works as a tailor.

In the future, Mwenge hopes to be able to feed and educate her children. She thanks Hekima for supporting women entrepreneurs who are excluded from the banking system, and for granting them loans at a time when the eastern part of the country faces shortages due to the recent conflicts. It should be noted that some of the women in the photo are carrying their babies.

In this group: Malungu, Surupiya, Louise, Fely, Nyirabayungu, Julienne, Magadju, Katungu, Lukoo, Shamavu, Musomwa, Bulere, Mpagazede, Kasavuli, Kakuru, Mubuya, Sarah, Sinyere, Ndumbi, Mimubagwa, Dina, Mushengezi, Mwenge, Kalindi, Namubudumbi, Niyibizi, Shebyoya, Zabayo, Bahizi, Nsengiyunva, Buunda, Kalale, Rumenyande, Furaha, Neema, Josephine, Ndiziwe, Christine, Karekezi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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