Total loan: $5,000

Tukaze Mwendo Group

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

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Tukaze Mwendo Group's story

Fedeline is 35 years old, the leader of the Tukaze Mwendo group, and a client of the Hekima micro-finance institution. She specializes in home decor and runs a souvenir shop. She is a young entrepreneur with innovating initiatives in marketing. She chooses the right postcards, flowers, photo-frames, some beautiful gifts and souvenirs to attract her customers. She displays her goods in her shop.

Fedeline doesn't have biological children yet, but she takes care of a few foster children. She started her own business around 2010 with an initial capital which she built up from some income she made from a job in the service area. She now has regular customers throughout the city. Some people even come from the neighboring country, Rwanda, to buy souvenirs and gifts for their friends.

Fedeline joined Hekima in early 2015. She will use this new loan to buy 240 photo frames, four types of flowers, some flower pots etc., to increase her business and provide her customers with good-quality, attractive, modern, decorative objects. She wants to continue to develop her business. She would also like to buy a plot of land, build a nice house, send her brothers to school, and feed her family.

She thanks Hekima and its partners for the support they provide to entrepreneurs who are excluded from the traditional banking system. Thanks to the loans she takes with Hekima, she enjoys economic and financial independence.