Total loan: $3,350

Furaha Group

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

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A loan helped to buy 20 pagnes wholesale for resale.

Furaha Group's story

Astride is a client of the Hekima MFI and the president of the FURAHA group. Age 51, she is married with 9 children, 5 of whom are in school while the others are done studying. Her husband is a pastor.

Astride sells pagnes, an activity that she launched in 2007 with a starting capital supplied by her husband. She later joined Hekima to help sustain her business which expanded consistently. This new loan will help her to make a wholesale purchase of 20 pagnes. The main challenge for her business is unpaid transactions.

Astride wants her children to pursue their education and to futher expand her commercial activity.

She wishes to thank Hekima and its partners for supporting non-bankable business owners.

Some group members chose to have their children with them in the photo.