Total loan: $6,750

Utulivu Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on pagnes [traditional cloth] and jewelry which will reinforce her initial capital.

Utulivu Group's story

Mme Esperance is a client of Hekima IMF and heads up the village group UTULIVU. She is 54 years old, married and the mother of one dependant child. Her spouse works in sales.

She sells pagnes. She started this business in 2004 with the start up funds her husband gave her. Later she turned to Hekima to support her business and over time her business has grown. With this new loan, she will stock up on pagnes and jewelry which will reinforce her initial investment. The challenge in her business is aligned to a lack of customers.

She would like to feed her family and build a house. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for their support lent to business owners in the context of the global Covid-19 crisis. Please note: The picture is only of the group's leader (who is representing the remainder of the group) due to Covid-19 restrictions in the field partner's country requiring strict social distancing measures.