Total loan: $6,600

Juvenal Group

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

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

A loan helped to buy planks and rafters.

Juvenal Group's story

Josephine is a customer of the MFI Hekima and the leader of the 'Juvenal' village group. She is divorced, 49 years old, and the mother of 5 children, 2 of whom are still in school and 3 of whom are adults.

She sells lumber. She started her business 10 years ago using startup funds she received from her ex-husband. Later, she joined Hekima's loan program to strengthen her business and has been progressing steadily since. She will use this new loan to buy planks and rafters. Her main business challenge is getting enough merchandise to sell.

She would like her children to stay in school, to be able to feed her family, and to grow her business.

Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support they are giving to owners of non-bankable businesses during this covid-19 pandemic.

Note: Due to social distancing measures, only the group leader is pictured.