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Total loan: $8,550

Afavo Maendeleo Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up with cooking oil, Omo, sugar, flour, and more for her shop.

Afavo Maendeleo Group's story

Ms. Catherine is a client of the microfinance institution HEKIMA and presides over the solidarity group named “AFAVO MAENDELEO”; she is 50 and a widow with nine children, who are schooled.

A shopkeeper selling various goods, she started this enterprise seventeen years ago with startup funds from her now-deceased husband. Later on, she joined the Hekima program to support her enterprise and has been working progressively since then.

With this new loan, she will stock up with cooking oil, Omo soaps, sugar, flour, and more in bulk, and this will bolster her initial capital. The business challenge has to do with a limited customer base.

She would like her children to go to school, and she would like to build a solid house. So, she wishes to thank Hekima and its partners for supporting business owners lacking cash.