Total loan: $3,075

Ukweli Group

Goma, North Kivu province, North-Kivu, Congo (DRC) / Clothing

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A loan helped to stock up on six pieces of pagne [traditional West African cloth].

Ukweli Group's story

Odette is a client of the MFI Hekima and head of the banque villageoise, “Ukweli.” She works selling various clothing out of her home. Odette is 68 years old, widowed, and the mother of six children, one of whom is in school and five of whom are grown. She has been running her business for 20 years. Her startup capital came from her husband when he was living. Odette plans to stock up on six pieces of high-quality pagne [traditional West African cloth] to increase her sales and attract more customers. She hopes to build a house in addition to feeding and schooling her children. Lastly, she thanks Hekima and its partners for the support they give to non-bankable entrepreneurs.