Total loan: $3,050

Ukweli Group

Flag of The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Goma, North Kivu province, North-Kivu, Congo (DRC) / Retail

Ukweli Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to stock up on traditional fabric wholesale, bolstering her initial capital.

Ukweli Group's story

Ms. Odette is a client of Hekima IFM and the chair of the Ukweli village group. She is a widow, 71 years old, and has 9 children, who are already independent. But she lives with her grandchildren and pays for their schooling.

Odette sells “pagnes” [traditional colorful wrap fabric]. She launched this business 20 years ago with a starting capital received from a friend. Later on, she started participating in Hekima’s programs in order to support her business, and kept developing it gradually. With this new loan, Odette will stock pagnes wholesale, bolstering her initial capital. Her business challenge is linked to outstanding debts.

She would like to support her family and ensure that her grandchildren are in school. In conclusion, Odette would like to thank Hekima and its partners for their support to business owners who lack access to traditional banking.