Total loan: $2,625

Ukweli Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on pagne (traditional cloth) in bulk, which will strengthen her initial capital.

Ukweli Group's story

Ms. Odette is a client of Hekima IMF and chairs the village group Ukweli. She is a widow, 71 years old, and mother of 6 children all already independent.
She is a pagne (traditional cloth) seller. She started this business 20 years ago with the start-up funds received from her late husband. Later she involved the Hekima program to support her business, during which she gradually grew. With this new loan, she will buy pagne wholesale, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her work is linked to unpaid debts.
She would like to feed her family. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and their partners for the support provided to owners of non-cash-converting businesses in this context of the global Covid-19 crisis. The photo is only of the leader of the group because of Covid-19, in compliance with social distancing measures.