A loan of $5,850 helped a member to buy 20 pieces of fabrics.

Uheri Group's story

Mateene, the featured borrower, is 32 years old, married and the mother of four children. One of her children is in school (the other three are still very young). Mateene has five years of experience in her field of work. She is a member of the "Uheri" business group and she sells clothing (fabrics) at a market in town. She is requesting a loan from Kiva's partner, Hekima, in order to increase her business. She will use her loan to buy 20 pieces of fabrics. Mateene started her activity with some money received from her husband who provides taxi services on his motorcycle.

In the future, Mateene would like to further increase her activity, be able to send her children to school and to buy food for them. She thanks Hekima for the support it provides, through micro-credit, to female entrepreneurs who are excluded from the banking system. She is particularly thankful given the fact that Hekima is providing this support while the eastern part of the country is still in a post-conflict period.

It should be noted that one of the borrowers featured in the photo is carrying her baby.

In this group: Ngalya, Bugandwa, Mawazo, Sebasaza, Baghuma, Karani, Banyene, Kabare, Lukanga, Basubi, Mateene, Kasolene, Masumbuko, Nyichira, Debora, Bahwere, Senge, Bubaka, Habyarimana, Buhonda, Mabango, Kadondo, Mwati, Hangi, Tusingize, Mirindi, Bitama, Lubumba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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