Total loan: $4,200

Dieu Merci Group

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

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A loan helped to pay for 20 bags of various fruits and transportation costs, reinforcing her working capital.

Dieu Merci Group's story

Ms. Deodata is the client of IMF Hekima and the chair of the “Dieu Merci” [Thanks be to God”] community bank. She is 42 years old, married and has three children who are still in school. Deodata works selling fruits. She started ten years ago with the funds received from her husband, who is a barber, and later on Hekima’s [loans] followed.

With this loan, Deodata will pay for 20 bags of various fruits, including the cost of transportation, reinforcing her business capital. Her goal is to grow her capital and have her own light truck in order to transport her goods as well as ensure her children’s university studies and buy another land plot. Deodata thanks Hekima and its partners for their good initiative to provide financial support to low-income persons.