A loan of $9,800 helped a member to purchase 50 bunches of bananas, fresh fish, 40 kilos of vegetables and sugar cane.


Byamungu M Group's story

Chalazire is a saleswoman, and a member of the "Byamungu M" community bank. She is an experienced, dynamic entrepreneur - 49 years old and the mother of 9 children who are all in education. She is a seller of foodstuffs, and operates from the market in the town centre. She began in business with money received from her elder sister. Her husband is a butcher. Subsequently, she benefited from the loan from the Hekima IMF. She has been in this business for over 34 years. She will use this new loan to purchase 50 bunches of bananas, fresh fish, and 40 kilos of vegetables and sugar cane.
Thus, she hopes to build her home, and to school, clothe and feed her children.
Finally, she warmly thanks Hekima for helping non-bankable women entrepreneurs to achieve autonomy; particularly during this difficult time with war in the east of the country.

In this group: Richard, Jeannette, Kavira, Chalazire, Jasques, Buhangize

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton



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