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Total loan: $8,650

Akonkwa Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on 15 bags of beans to strengthen her initial capital.

Akonkwa Group's story

Jeannette is one of the microfinance institution Hekima's clients and represents the Akonkwa groupe villageoise. She is a widow, 42 years old and the mother of four children who all attend school.

She sells food products at a business she started 11 years ago with start-up funds she received from her older sister. Later, she joined Hekima's program to support her business, as it developed gradually. With her new loan, she will stock up on 15 bags of beans, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is related to the increased value of dollars.

She would like her children to be able to continue their studies and she would also like to buy a plot of land. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for supporting business owners without access to traditional banking services, especially in the context of the Covid-19 global pandemic. The photo only shows the group leader due to Covid-19 social distancing measures.