This client is an artist. She does hand embroidery and displays her work in her home. She began her business with her own money. Later on, she was able to take advantage of additional funds from a loan from MFI Hekima. She has been in this field for 10 [years]. She has been able to carry out various small projects for her family, using the profit from her business.
This new loan will serve her to buy materials (8 meters of cloth, 12 packets of thread, 5 meters of golden brown fringe, etc.) In this way, she hopes to keep her children in school and build a nice house out of durable materials. Debtors and selling on credit are the challenges for the development of her business. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima sincerely for its support with micro-loans dedicated to small entrepreneurs who cannot be served by banks, during this critical period of war.
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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