A loan of $4,650 helped a member to buy 38 fish.


Lumière Group's story

Tina has been a merchant for four years. She is an entrepreneur and a member of the banque communautaire Lumiere. She is married and a mother of ten children, of whom three go to school and the other seven are getting by. Her husband is a carpenter technician.

Tina sells fresh fish. She displays her goods in an informal market in town. She started this business with funds she received from her husband.

She is seeking a loan with Hekima in order to increase her business. She is going to buy 38 fish.

In the future, she wishes to educate and feed her children.

Tina thanks Hekima for their support of female entrepreneurs who lack access to banking services.

It should be noted that one of the clients [in the photo] is holding her child.

In this group: Florida, Tina, Mutoo, Bihemu, Kakingi, Godelive, Muhindo, Mikamba, Kakingi, Mirenge, Migambo, Kilome, Ndakola, Baeni, Sirikivuya, Katangila, Ngoma, Munyuza, Kayenga, Burume, Manegabe, Rukaza, Bihemu, Rwegera, Shamu, Baderha, Makaba, Baruti

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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