Total loan: $4,700

Salama Group

Bukavu, Sud Kivu Provice, South-Kivu, Congo (DRC) / Food

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A loan helped to pay for five 50-kg bags of peas and transportation cost and to bolster her starting capital.

Salama Group's story

Ms. Chantal sells potatoes and peas at the main local market. She is the leader of the Salama Bank Villageoise and a client of Hekima. Chantal is 38 years old and has ten children, all of whom are attending school. She has started selling peas 22 years ago, with an initial capital received from her husband, who is a warehouse handler.

With this loan, Chantal with pay for five 5-kg [110 lbs] of peas and transportation costs as well as bolster her initial capital. Her main preoccupation is ensuring that all her children attend good local schools. Chantal thanks Hekima and its partners for their engagement to provide financial support to the impoverished.