Total loan: $3,225

Jerusalem Group

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

Jerusalem Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy pagnes (colorful African cloths) wholesale.

Jerusalem Group's story

Mrs. Verena is a client of the MFI Hekima and the president of Jerusalem Group. She's 60 years old, married and the mother of six children, who are all independent. Her partner is a driver.

She sells pagnes, a business she started 17 years ago with startup funds received from her husband. Later on, she involved Hekima's program to support her business, which enabled her to evolve progressively.

She will use this new loan to buy pagnes wholesale, which will strengthen her working capital. Her business' main challenge is linked to the lack of customers. She would like to be able to feed her family and have her children continue
to study.

In the end, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for supporting owners of non bancable businesses in this context of global crisis linked to Covid-19.

Only the group's leader is featured in the photograph due to Covid-19 and social distancing.