A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy 10 sacks of potatoes (800 kg).


Mapatano Group's story

Bwenge is a merchant and member of the business group Mapatano. A 28-year-old entrepreneur, she is married with five children, two of whom go to school; the other three are still too young.

Bwenge sells potatoes. She conducts her sales from a depot at the local shopping center. She initially started her activity with capital given by her husband, and the two of them help each other out.

Bwenge has been engaged in this activity for 2 years, and she plans to use this new loan to buy 10 sacks of potatoes (800 kg).

Her goals for the future are to buy a plot of land, and to ensure that her children are fed, clothed, and educated. Bwenge wishes to thank the Hekima MFI for helping women entrepreneurs who cannot use the traditional banking system, especially in these difficult post-war times in the Eastern region.

In this group: Emerite, Dusabe, Bonane, Kibehera, Kafurhumika, Matondo, Bwenge, Francine, Sabimana, Lambert, Feza, Wimana, Vumiliya, Bisiweka, Espe, Aime, Jonathan, Fadhili, Amani, Amani, Haruni, Devota, Pasal, Sarafina, Maniriho, Solange, Muhanya

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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