Total loan: $4,925

Shekinah Group

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

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A loan helped to buy 30 bags of rice.

Shekinah Group's story

Claudine is a client of the MFI Hekima and the president of the village group Shekinah. She's 28 years old, a widow and the mother of one school-attending child.

She sells food, a business she started in 2013 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 30 bags of rice, which will strengthen her initial capital. Her business' main challenge is linked to unpaid debts. She would like to develop her business and for her child to continue studying.

In the end, she thanks Hekima and its partners for supporting owners of non-bankable businesses in this context of global crisis in connexion with Covid-19.

Only the group leader appears in the photograph because of Covid-19 and to respect social distancing measures.