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Ephata Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on suitcases, women's shoes, and school bags in bulk to increase her sales.


Ephata Group's story

Consencia is a client of the MFI Hekima and head of the banque villageoise, Ephata. She is 36 years old, married, and the mother of six children, four of whom are in school. Her husband is a merchant.

Consencia works selling various products. She has operated her business since 2004 with startup funding she received from her husband. Later on, she sought a loan from Hekima to support her business. With this new loan she will stock up on suitcases, women’s shoes, and school bags in bulk to increase her sales. The challenge of this business lies in the competitiveness of market prices.

Consencia hopes to feed her family and educate her children. Lastly, she thanks Hekima and its partners for their support of non-bankable entrepreneurs.