A loan of $10,000 helped a member to buy boxes of medications such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs etc.

Fraternel Group's story

The borrower, Tumaini, is a retailer with 11 years of experience in her field of work. She is 39 years old, married, and the mother of seven children who all attend school. She is also a member and the president of the "Fraternel" business group. She sells pharmaceutical products, which she displays inside a pharmacy located along the side of her city's main road.

Tumaini is requesting a loan from Hekima in order to boost her business. She plans to use this loan to buy boxes of medications such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. She started in this business with some money received from her husband who also works in retail.

In the future, Tumaini would like to finish building her house. She also wants to be able to contribute to her family's food expenses and continue to send her children to school. She thanks Hekima for the support it provides, in the form of microcredit, to female entrepreneurs who are excluded from the traditional banking system, especially during this post-conflict period in the eastern part of the country.

In this group: Basheka, Tumaini, Furaha, Chibalonza, Mogo, Bashwira, Dorcas

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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