A loan helped a member to purchase eggs and live chickens for sale at the market.

Tumaini Group's story

The women of Tumaini are from Bukavu, Eastern DR Congo. They have been part of Wezesha Project for almost two years and this loan will be their 5th loan and their first at the maximum loan size of $400USD per member.

In a country with and average annual income of just $319USD, this represents a significant opportunity to expand their businesses and better support their families through the profits. As with all Wezesha Project loans, it must be used only for their businesses. As with most businesses in Bukavu, these women are sellers. They buy products from neighbouring Rwanda, or larger markets in town and resell them in their areas to make a profit. The women of Tumaini sell things like poultry, sugar, charcoal, bread, and other staples.

Judith will use the loan to buy flats of eggs and live chickens for sale. Because this is a consumer market, the ability to buy in larger quantities means a better price, and a better price means more profit. Judith is married but her husband is unemployed. This leaves her to be the only income earner for her household of 8 including her 6 children. With the proceeds from her work she plans to repay the loan, pay school fees for her 5 school age children, and have more money for food and things around the house.

Help ERDO empower the women of Tumaini to support their families by funding their loans so they can grow their businesses.

In this group: Munguakowaka, Francine, Esperence, Judith-Ndagalire, Furaha-Rebeka

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