A loan of $5,900 helped a member to buy amaranth, cabbage, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, leeks, etc.

Esther A Group's story

Dongo is a merchant and a member of the business group Esther A. She is an entrepreneur, 36 years old, married, and a mother of six children. Five of the children are in school, while the sixth is still a child.

Dongo has been selling vegetables and spices for 14 years. She displays her goods in a small town market. She started this business from funds she received from her husband, who is a police officer.

This new loan will serve to buy amaranth, cabbage, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, leeks, etc.

Dongo would like to buy a piece of land, build [a home] and educate, clothe, and feed her children.

To finish, she strongly thanks Hekima for helping women who lack access to banking services become independent; especially during this critical post-conflict period in the east of the country.

In this group: Kajiramugari, Wakikwa, Mulumba, Micheline, Christine, Witanga, Dorcas, Dongo, Vumilia, Chihimbi, Banyere, Namwezi, Marie, Katebere, Ahata, Bandaane, Bwira, Kusinza, Kabeabea, Bikumanya, Shombo, Mwezeyvonne, Mnshagi, Furaha, Cibanguka, Beaka, Bulubira, Ndakomeye, Ndimubanzi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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