Staff La Frontiere Group
Nsimire is a beverage wholesaler. She sets up her wares at a rest stop on one of the main roads in her town. She began her business with capital from her husband. Later, she received a loan from IMF Hekima. She has been in business for 13 years. Her husband is a door-to-door seller.
This new loan will allow Nsimire to purchase 50 cases of sweetened Fanta, 100 cases of beer such as Primus, Miitzing, etc. With this, she hopes to increase her capital and educate and feed her children. In closing, Nsimire very gratefully thanks Hekima for their support of autonomy for small business owners who are left out of the traditional banking system, especially during this difficult time of conflict in the eastern part of the country.
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.
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