Faida sells food products such as groundnuts and ndagara (small local fish). She has been involved in these small-scale income-generating activities for about 12 years.
Through the microfinance institution Hekima and its credit program, she has obtained her 20th loan cycle. She will use this new loan to buy two bags of groundnuts, one bag of ndagara etc.
In addition, she would like to see her children grow up comfortably and to expand her business. Profits from her business will serve to put money into saving, to pay for her children's education, food and clothing.
Faida thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of poor women excluded from the traditional banking system.
It should be noted that one of the borrowers is carrying her baby.
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
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