Total loan: $6,425

Umoja Group

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

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A loan helped to buy 20 sacks of coal, which will reinforce her initial capital.

Umoja Group's story

Mme Ghislaine is a Hekima IMF client and presides over the village "Umoja" group; she is married, 48 years old, and mother to five children who all attend school. Her partner is unemployed.
She is a coal seller, she started this business in 2017 with startup funds received from the Hekima program to support her business, and has evolved progressively. With this new loan, she will buy 20 sacks of coals, which will reinforce her initial capital. The main challenge faced by her business is related to the impracticality of the road.
She would like her children to continue to study, and would like to buy a plot of land. Finally, she wishes to thank Hekima and their partners for their support for business owners without access to traditional banking in the context of the global crisis brought by Covid-19. The photo is only of the group leader due to Covid-19 and respecting social distancing measures.