Total loan: $7,200

Kimya Group

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

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A loan helped to purchase 480 salted fish to strengthen her initial capital.

Kimya Group's story

Madame Pendeza is a customer of the MFI Hekima and the leader of the village group Kimya. She is 40 years old, married, and the mother of seven children, two of whom are in school and five who are responsible. Her husband is a foreign exchange dealer.

She sells salted fish. She started this business in 2002 with startup funding she received from her husband. She later joined the Hekima program to support her business, and over time she has gradually made progress. With this new loan, she will purchase 480 salted fish to strengthen her initial capital. The challenge for her business is related to a lack of merchandise.

She would like for her children to continue their studies. She would also like to build a house. Lastly, she would like to thank Hekima and their partners for their support of non-bankable businesses during the Covid-19 global crisis.

The photo is of the group leader only due to Covid-19, to follow social distancing measures.