Total loan: $3,500

Ingrid Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on smoked fish in bulk, which will build on her initial capital.

Ingrid Group's story

Furaha is a client of the Hekima MFI and the leader of the "Ingrid" village group. She is married, 35 years old and the mother of five children, three of whom are in school and two of whom are younger; her partner is a motorcyclist.

She is a smoked fish seller, having started this business seven years ago with start-up funds received from her husband. Later she involved the Hekima programme to support her business, during which time it gradually evolved. With this new loan, she will source smoked fish in bulk, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is the lack of customers.

She would like her children to continue studying and she would like to feed her family. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for supporting non-bankable business owners in this global crisis related to COVID-19. The photo is only of the leader of the group because of COVID-19 in respect of social distancing measures.