Total loan: $2,200

Bora Group

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

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A loan helped to buy five boxes of dye, three rolls of raffia, etc, to weave mats and bags.

Bora Group's story

Mrs Gisele is a customer of the microfinance institution called Hekima [Kiva's partner in DRC]. She is a talented woman and a senior entrepreneur. She weaves mats and bags made out of raffia from her home. After weaving them, she exhibits her products at the city's central market. Gisele is the leader of the Bora Group. She is forty six years old, married and the mother of nine children who go to school. She started this business after getting some art training around the year 1994 from her mother, who was her trainer. Before that, she was also farming in her village. After mastering farming and with the earnings from her harvest in the fields, she bought herself some equipment to start this business. Her husband is unemployed. At the beginning of the year 2014, she joined the loan program from the microfinance institution Hekima in order to strengthen her capital. With this new loan, she will buy five boxes of dye, three rolls of raffia, and more, to make products and fulfill new orders from her customers. She would like to modernize her business, to school and feed her children. Lastly, she wishes to thank Hekima and their partners for the support they give to non-bankable entrepreneurs. Thanks to Hekima's loans, she takes care of her children.