Total loan: $3,250

Kalamo Group

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

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A loan helped to buy one bale of used clothing to grow her business.

Kalamo Group's story

Ms. Henriette is a customer of the IMF Hekima and a seller of second-hand clothing. She is a senior citizen entrepreneur and very energetic. She sells her wares at the Central market Henriette is the leader of the Kalamo group and the mother of 12 children, who all go to school, except for those already married.

Henriette launched her business with her own funds thanks to the financial support of her husband around 1997. In early 2009 she has been participate of the IMF Hekima to bolster her capital. With the new loan she will buy one bale of used clothing to grow her business and offer good quality products to her customers. She is taking advantage of the market opportunities to sell clothing to young school children and their parents, at the beginning of this school year. She would like to develop her business, education and support her children.

To conclude, Henriette thanks Hekima and its partners for their support of entrepreneurs who have no access to traditional banking.