Total loan: $2,950

Kalamo Group

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

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A loan helped to pay for 20 containers of palm oil to grow her business.

Kalamo Group's story

Ms. Jeanette is a client of the microfinance institution Hekima. And energetic and entrepreneurial woman, she is experienced in selling palm oil. She also sells manufactured goods in general to accumulate more income. She displays her merchandise in her home. The leader of the group named “KALAMO”, she is 43, married, and the mother of six children, who are students. With startup funds from her husband, she began her business in 2005. He is a civil servant.

With this new loan, Ms Jeanette is going to pay for 20 containers of palm oil to grow her business and to provide her customers with fresh oil of good quality cholesterol-free.

Her wish is to progress in business, provide food and an education for her children, and purchase a parcel of land. So, she thanks Hekima and its partners for supporting unbanked entrepreneurs. With Hekima loans, she is taking care of her children.