Amour De Dieu Group
Shamamba is requesting a loan from Hekima to help her business grow. She plans to purchase five sacks of cassava flour, four sacks of corn flour, 100 liters of vegetable oil, two sacks of soy flour, seven sacks of iodized salt, and four cartons of canned tomatoes. When she started her business, she received money from her husband (during his lifetime). Shamamba hopes to increase her capital, and to educate and ensure better things for her children.
She thanks Hekima for their support of women entrepreneurs who are excluded from the traditional banking system through granting them micro loans without requiring tangible security, especially during the period of conflict in the east of the country.
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
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