Total loan: $4,475

Pacifique Group

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

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A loan helped to buy ten baskets of fish to sell and grow her business.

Pacifique Group's story

Ms. Charlotte is a client of the MFI Hekima who makes her living selling fish. She is an enterprising and dynamic woman who sells her products in the Virunga central market. Charlotte is the leader of the “Pacifique” lending group. She is 54 years old and the mother of seven children, all of whom are in school. She started her business around 2009 with both her own savings and financial backing from her husband. Since 2014, Charlotte has participated in Hekima’s lending program to increase her business capital. She will use this new loan to buy ten baskets of fish to grow her business and provide her customers with delicious, high-quality fish. She hopes to progress in her business, as well as feed and school her children. Lastly, Charlotte thanks Hekima and its partners for the support that they provide to non-bankable entrepreneurs. Please note that two of the clients in the photo are holding their babies.