A loan of $6,950 helped a member to buy 22 sacks of maize and soya beans.

Utulivu A Group's story

The featured borrower, Colette, is an experienced retailer and a member of the "Utulivu A" busines group. She is a 45 year-old-entrepreneur, married, and the mother of seven children who all attend school. Colette sells food products. She displays her merchandise in town, at a warehouse which is part of a commercial center. She started her activity with an initial capital received from her parents. Her husband is not employed. Colette has 25 years of experience in her field of work. With this new loan, she will be able to buy 22 sacks of maize and soya beans. In the future, she would like to be able to feed, clothe and educate her children. She thanks Hekima for empowering female entrepreneurs who are excluded from the traditional banking system, especially during this critical post-conflict period in eastern Congo.

In this group: Colette, Marci, Furaha Fri, Ngusu, Kiswiri, Kabuo, Feza, Muvunga, Tumaini, Adidja, Kasongo, Muhire, Ntware, Bunakima, Madina, Nyabandu, Semi, Bakulu, Bashora, Musangi, Beatrice, Matanaro, Nzenzere, Tasiviwe, Zephanie, Kanyere, Muliwayho, Mateene, Ngangale, Wimana, Kapitula, Tasiviwe, Mwengeshali

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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