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Tusonge Mbele Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on used clothing in bulk to bolster her business.


Tusonge Mbele Group's story

Ms. Esther is a client of the microfinance institution HEKIMA and the president of the 'banc villageois' named “TUSONGE MBELE”. She is 44 and divorced, and she has five children, who are all in school.

A vendor of secondhand clothing, she began her business in 2010 with startup funds from HEKIMA. With this new loan, she is going to stock up on secondhand clothing in bulk to bolster her business. The challenge in her business has to do with the unstable exchange rate for American dollars.

Her wish is to provide an education to her children and to feed the family. So, she thanks HEKIMA and its partners for supporting unbanked entrepreneurs.