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Neema Ya Tosha Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on used shoes in bulk to increase her initial capital.


Neema Ya Tosha Group's story

Mrs. Yaya is a customer of IMF HEKIMA and vice president of the banque villageoise “NEEMA YA TOSHA.” She is a 45-year-old widowed mother of eight, all of whom attend school.

She sells used shoes, which she started in 2000 with funds from her deceased husband. Later, she sought a loan with HEKIMA to support her business. With this new loan, she is going to stock up to stock up on used shoes in bulk to increase her initial capital. The challenge is sometimes related to the purchase of bad merchandise.

She wishes to pay for her children’s schooling and feed the family. In the end, she thanks HEKIMA and its partners for the support they give to nonbankable entrepreneurs.