Total loan: $8,800

La Paix Virunga Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on vegetables, cassava and bananas wholesale to enhance her business.

La Paix Virunga Group's story

Aldegonde is a client of IMF Hekima and president of the "La Paix Virunga" banque villageoise. She is 46 years old, married and is the mother of seven children. Two of them are married and five go to school. Her spouse works as a driver.

She sells food. She started her business in 1996 with start-up funds she received from her husband. Later she joined the Hekima program to support her business. During which time she has developed it progressively. With this new loan she will stock up on vegetables, cassava, and bananas wholesale to enhance her initial capital. The challenge in her business comes from the current currency exchange rate.

She wants her children to continue their studies and to be able to feed her family. In closing she would like to thank Hekima and it's partners for the support provided to unbanked business owners during this time of global crisis brought on by COVID-19. The photo is of the leader only due to COVID-19.