A loan of $4,525 helped a member to buy stock of rice and to use part of it to buy bricks to build a house and put electricity in her house.


Kakakuona Group's story

Witress is among the Kakakuona Group members who joined in 2008. She is a good member of her group, paying her credits well. She is married, in her early thirties, and lives together with her three school going kids. For six years she has been supporting her husband with managing the family with a food business (mamalishe). She runs her business in a unique way - just cooks everything from home, packs into containers and resells them to people by walking office to office. She sells these foods at the bus terminal where there is more congestion of people. She wakes up early in the morning, sells from 7 am to 1 pm daily, and is able to make a good profit daily. Witress requests her fifteenth loan to be apportioned among Kakakuona, a ten member group. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan. She used the previous credits that she repaid successfully, to buy food cooking ingredients such as rice, beans, sugar, and meats. She opened a new beauty salon business to grow her income. Witress earned a profit which she used to build and cover part of the school fees. She is so happy with Kiva's support. With her new request, she will use it to buy stock of rice and use part of it to buy bricks to build a house and put electricity in her house. She desires to manage a big business.

In this group: Witress, Vicent, Juma, Rahel, Method, Thobias, Hadija, Christina, Hilda, Hamis
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