Total loan: $5,350

Nyota Group

Bukavu, Sud Kivu Provice, South-Kivu, Congo (DRC) / Food

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A loan helped to buy 600 units of bread and pay for its transport to strengthen her business.

Nyota Group's story

Antoinnette is a merchant, a client with the micro-finance institution Hekima, and the president of the banque communautaire "Nyota." She is 54 years old, married, and the mother of three children, who all attend school.

She has been selling bread on the road where she lives for more than ten years. She started this business with funds she received from her husband and then from Hekima.

[With this loan] she is going to buy 600 units of bread and pay for transport as a way to strengthen her business. She hopes to open a pastry shop in a public place in order to serve more customers and also as a way to send her children to good schools.

Finally, she says thank you to Hekima and their valiant partners for their financial support to poor people.