Total loan: $2,000

Washujaa Group

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

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A loan helped to buy 20 cases of turbo drinks (Fanta etc.) and increase her initial capital.

Washujaa Group's story

Ms. Brigitte is a client of Hekima IMF and chairs the solidarity group "Washujaa". She is married, 40 years old and the mother of 8 children who are all in school. Her partner is a teacher.

She sells drinks in her bar, which she set up in 2007 with start-up funds received from the tontines [local group investment funds]. Later, she involved the Hekima program to support her business, during which time she gradually developed it.

With this new loan she will source 20 cases of turbo drinks, (Fanta etc.), which will strengthen her working capital. The biggest challenge she faces is unpaid debts.

She would like her children to continue their schooling.

Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support given to owners of businesses without access to other investment.