Total loan: $7,375

Upendo Group

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Bukavu, Sud Kivu Provice, South-Kivu, Congo (DRC) / Food

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A loan helped to stock up on various items including rice, oil, flour, and sugar etc. to strengthen her initial capital.

Upendo Group's story

Jeannette is a client of the microfinance institution Hekima and presides over the Upendo banque villageoise. She is a fifty-four-year-old widow and the mother of eight children who attend school.

She sells various products at a business she started in 2000 with start-up funds she received from her late husband. Later, she joined Hekima's program to support her business as it developed gradually. With this new loan, she will stock up on various items including: rice, oil, flour and sugar etc. which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is related to a lack of customers during this market crisis.

She would like to renovate her house. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for supporting business owners without access to traditional banking facilities.