This customer is a businesswoman who is 46 years old, married and mother to eight young children as well as several grandsons. Her husband works in a local artisanal brasserie and she sells corn. She has been carrying out these kinds of small income-generating activities for the past 20 years. Meanwhile, she has just been granted her 17th loan from Hekima. This new loan will be used by her to stock up with ten tons of corn, etc. She would in the future like to see her children grow up comfortably and expand her business as well as being able to live the rest of her life in peace. The customer thanks Hekima for its actions in favour of poor women who do not have access to classic banks.
La cliente est entrepreneur, âgée de 46 ans, mariée, mère de 8 jeunes enfants et plusieurs petits fils. Son mari travaille dans une industrie locale artisanale de brasserie. Elle est vendeuse de maïs. Il y a 20 ans révolus qu’elle exerce ces petites activités génératrices de revenus de ce genre. Cependant, elle vient d’obtenir son 17eme crédit de Hekima. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec dix tonnes de maïs, etc. En plus, elle souhaite voir ses enfants grandir confortablement et accroitre son entreprise et vivre le reste de sa vie en paix. La cliente remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres femmes exclues de banque classique.
HEKIMA is a microfinance institution headquartered in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with branch offices in Goma and Bukavu. HEKIMA aims to contribute to the transformation of the economic, social, and spiritual lives of the economically active poor of the DRC. To this end, HEKIMA provides its clients with solidarity group loans to support income-generating activities. Despite ongoing instability and violence in its operating areas, HEKIMA continues to keep its doors open and provide credit and savings services for its over 90% female clientele.