A loan of $6,300 helped a member to purchase 80 lengths of 'pagne' cloth.

Wariti Group's story

Kavyavu is a good and honest merchant and member of a business group called “Wariti”. A senior entrepreneur and energetic, she is 52 years old and the mother of eight children, who are all in school. This client is a vendor of ’pagnes’ (the colorful cloth of western Africa). She sets up her merchandise at the town’s central market. She started her business with assistance from her husband. Her husband is a teacher.

Later on, she benefited from a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima. She has been in this business for twenty years. This new loan will be used to purchase 80 lengths of ‘pagne’ cloth. Thus, she would like to increase her capital, build a house, and provide schooling and food for her children.

In conclusion, she thanks Hekima very much for promoting autonomy for unbanked women entrepreneurs, especially during this critical time post-conflict in the country’s east.

In this group: Kambototo, Kakuze, Mwanamolo, Muswagha, Sivyaseherwa, Kahemu, Ruth, Lea, Kalungero, Lubira, Siherya, Mwaka, Feliciane, Olipe, Riziki, Vuseghesa, Kavyavu, Mutangi, Kamwanya, Kakule, Desanges, Musukali, Kageni, Muhongya, Nsimire, Muheni, Tsongo, Tsongo, Amisi, Chiza, Kabuo, Swedi, Ngabo, Kisando, Muhongya

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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