She started her small retail business using her own funds. Later on, she joined the microfinance institution Hekima and its micro-credit program. She regularly displays her various goods at a small market located in her neighborhood, and locally known as the Trois paillotes - Axe Katindo market.
With this loan, Amani will buy 10 crates of Fanta, some flour, Omo soap detergent, oil etc.
She also sells oil (petroleum) from home to supplement her income.
She says that she would like to receive additional credit in order to increase her turnover and build a house for her family.
She thanks the microfinance institution Hekima for granting her loans without requesting any material collateral. It is indeed thanks to these loans that she has been able to buy kitchen utensils and to take care of her family's needs, and that her children can study comfortably.
More information about this loan
Important InformationHEKIMA 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.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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