Total loan: $1,000

Salama Group

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

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A loan helped to purchase a supply of 50 kilograms of beans to reinforce her initial capital.

Salama Group's story

Veneranda is a client of the microfinance institution Hekima and is group representative of the banque villageoise Salama. She is 63 years old, married and has eight children who are all enrolled in school. Her partner is unemployed.

She established her business selling beans in 2010, using start-up funds she received from her husband. Later she got involved with the Hekima program to support her business, which has been developing progressively. With this new loan, she will buy a supply of 50 kilograms of beans, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to the higher exchange rate for dollars.

She would like her children to continue their studies and wants to work as a wholesaler. Finally, she wishes to thank Hekima and its partners for the support shown to business owners without access to traditional banking facilities in the context of the global crisis caused by covid-19.

The photo shows only the group representative because of covid-19 restrictions.