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Total loan: $8,800

Bosembo Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on wholesale bundles of second-hand clothing to strengthen her initial capital.

Bosembo Group's story

Mme Immaculee is a client of Hekima and the president of unified group Bosembo. She is a 44-year old married woman with 7 children who all go to school. Her spouse is a farmer.

She started selling second-hand clothes in 1998 with start-up funding from a sewing activity she had at the time. She later used a loan from Hekima to support her business. With this new loan, she will stock up on wholesale bundles of second-hand clothes, which will strengthen her initial capital. One of her challenges is the scarcity of customers.

She wishes to keep her children in school and provide for her family. She is grateful for Hekima and their partners, and for the support provided to non-bankable entrepreneurs.