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Total loan: $9,500

Usikilivu Group

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

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A loan helped to buy wholesale vegetables and to increase her initial capital.


Usikilivu Group's story

Madam Jeannette is a client of the Hekima MFI and is the leader of the Usikilivu borrowing group. She is a 44 year old married mother of 4 children who are all in school. Her partner is unemployed. She sells vegetables. She started the business 23 years ago with start-up funding that she received from her husband. Later on, she relied on the Hekima program to support her business, which has grown progressively.

With this new loan, she will buy wholesale vegetables and she will increase her initial capital. The challenge she faces is the bad condition of the roads in agricultural areas.

She wants her children to go to school and she also wants to buy a plot of land. She thanks Hekima and its partners for the support they provide to business owners who cannot access bank funding.