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Total loan: $3,150

Ukarimu Group

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

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A loan helped to buy panel and power cables, faucets, valves and padlocks wholesale to boost her business.

Ukarimu Group's story

Neema is a customer of IMF Hekima and president of the "Ukarimu" Banc Villageois. She is 39 years old, married and mother to five children, all of whom are studying. Her husband is a pastor, while she sells ironmongery products.

She began her business five years ago with funds given to her by her husband. Later on she requested a loan from Hekima to help her out with her activity. With this new loan she is going to buy wholesale panel and power cables, faucets, valves and padlocks. The main challenge in her business is hassle from the police.

She would like to be able to educate her children. Finally she thanks Hekima and its partners for the support they provide to entrepreneurs who cannot access bank funding.