Total loan: $4,300

Espoir Group

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

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A loan helped to buy hair extensions and wigs for wholesale prices.

Espoir Group's story

Madame Christine is a client of IMF Hekima. She presides over a banque villageoise called "Espoir" (Hope). She is 40 years old, married, and has one child who goes to school. Her partner is a mechanic.

Christine sells hair extensions and wigs, and she also does hair braiding in her salon. She started this activity last year with startup funding received from her husband. She later joined Hekima to support her business, which has grown over time.

With this new loan, Christine will buy extensions and wigs for wholesale prices to bolster her initial capital. A challenge she faces with her activity is clients who do not pay.

She would like her child to continue to go to school and she wants to feed her family. She thanks Hekima and their partners for their support of business owners whose businesses can't be sold for cash.

(The clients have chosen to be photographed with their children.)