Total loan: $5,975

Faraja Group

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

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A loan helped to buy 14 lengths of pagne cloth, which will strengthen her start-up capital.

Faraja Group's story

Madame Suzane is a client of Hekima IMF and chairs the FARAJA village group. She is married, 60 years of age, and the mother of 8 children, all of whom are in school. Her partner is a driver.

She sells pagnes [colorful cloth wraps popular in west Africa] and started her business in 2011 with start-up funds she received from her husband. Later she got involved with the Hekima program to support her business, which has progressed gradually since then. With this new loan she plans to buy 14 lengths of pagnes, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge to her business is the lack of customers.

Madame Suzane would like her children to continue their education and to diversify her business. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support they have shown to owners of businesses that have no monetary value during this Covid-19 global crisis. The photo shows only the leader of the group on account of the socially distant measures implemented due to Covid-19.