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Total loan: $3,950

Evolution Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on women's clothing and shoes in bulk and to bolster her initial capital.

Evolution Group's story

Ms. Venant is a client of the microfinance institution HEKIMA and the president of the 'banc villageois' called “EVOLUTION”. A married woman, she is 53 and the mother of four children, who are all provided with schooling. Her husband is unemployed.

She is a seller of clothing and started this business six years ago with startup funding from her husband. Later on, she joined the HEKIMA loan program to support her work. With this new loan, she is going to stock up on women’s clothing and shoes in bulk to bolster her initial capital. The challenge in her business has to do with a lack of customers.

Her wish is to provide her children with an education and to purchase a parcel of land for them. So, she thanks HEKIMA and its partners for supporting unbanked entrepreneurs.