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Total loan: $5,700

Ushindi Group

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

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A loan helped to get fresh supplies of used shoes wholesale to boost her initial capital.


Ushindi Group's story

Florida is a customer of Hekima IMF and president of of the "Ushindi" Banc Villageois. She is 52 years old, married and mother to nine children, who are all at school. Her partner is unemployed.

Florida sells used shoes and began this activity 16 years ago with start-up capital given to her by her husband. Later on she joined the Hekima program to get support for her business, which she has gradually been building up during this time.

With this new loan she is going to get fresh supplies of used shoes wholesale to boost her intial capital. The challenge in her activity is linked to a lack of customers.

She would like her children to go to school and also to build a permanent house. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support they provide to business owners who have no money.

In the photo there is a customer who prefers to be with her baby.