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Afya Group

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

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A loan helped to supply 1 sack of maize and 1 sack of cassava flour to make the local drink and strengthen her business.


Afya Group's story

Ms. Josephine, 51, is a client of the IMF Hekima and president of the banc villageois 'AFYA'. She is a widow with 6 children, all of whom are in school.

Since 1995, she has been selling local drinks with the start-up funds received from leased houses. Later, she had taken out a loan with Hekima to support her business.

With this loan, Ms. Josephine will supply 1 sack of maize and a sack of cassava flour to make the local drink and strengthen her business. The challenge in this business is related to a lack of customers.

She wants to build a wooden house. Finally, she thanks Hekima and its partners for their support towards non-bankable entrepreneurs.