Total loan: $2,775

La Princesse Group

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

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A loan helped to get bulk supplies of second-hand shoes to build on her initial capital.

La Princesse Group's story

Opportune is a client of the Hekima MFI and leader of the "La Princesse" banc villageois. She is a widow, 60 years old, and mother of seven children, two of whom are in school and five have finished.

She sells used shoes and started this business 12 years ago with start-up funds received from her child. Later, she worked with the Hekima programme to support her business, over the course of which she has progressively developed.

With this new loan, she will buy bulk supplies of used shoes which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge in this work is related to the lack of customer base.

She would like her children to go to school and to feed her family. Lastly, she thanks Hekima and partners for their support of non-bankable business owners.