Total loan: $9,700

Damani Group

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

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A loan helped to get wholesale supplies of hair extensions and plants to boost her initial capital.

Damani Group's story

Regine is a customer of Hekima IMF and president of the "Damani" Banc Villageois. She is 67 years old, married and mother to six children, who have all finished school, and her partner is a state official.

She sells hair extensions and plants and began this activity in 2003 with start-up capital given to her by her children. Later on she joined the Hekima program to support her business, which she has developed during this time.

With this new loan she is going to stock up on wholesale hair extensions and plants, and this will boost her initial capital. The challenge in her business is linked to debts which are not repaid.

She would like to build a permanent house. Finally she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support they provide to business owners who do not have cash.