A loan of $2,275 helped a member to buy 1 sack of charcoal, 1 sack of cassava flour and tomatoes.


Muyisa Group's story

Kyakimwa has been a retailer for twelve years. She is 49 years old, married and mother to eleven children. Two of her children still attend school and the other nine have finished studying. Kyakimwa is a member of the business group 'Muyisa', and sells food products from her home in a commercial district. Her husband is a carpenter, and she started her business with funds provided by him.

Kyakimwa has requested this loan from the field partner, Hekima, in order to expand her business. She plans to buy one sack of charcoal, one sack of cassava flour and tomatoes.

In the future, Kyakimwa would like to increase her working capital, and educate and feed her children. She is grateful to Hekima for the support and loans that they offer to non-bankable women entrepreneurs during the post-conflict period in the east of the country.

It should be noted that one of the clients is holding her baby.

In this group: Kyakimwa, Lyadungo, Jules, Ndabuye, Muhindo, Safi, Julienne, Bernadette, Kabuo, Namulisa, M'mode, Chantal, Yango, Ngabo, Ayeba, Mwanu'e, Maggy, Jacqueline, Benita, Anyelani, Sikwamundu, Ndoole, Bashizi, Mwinja, Lubuto

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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