Total loan: $8,450

Alpha Group

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

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A loan helped to buy rice, flour, Omo, and sugar.

Alpha Group's story

Kave is a client of the micro-finance institution Hekima and the president of the village group called "Alpha." She is married, 40 years old, and a mother of four children, who are all in school. Her partner is a merchant.

Odette sells various goods, a business she started five years ago with start-up funds she received from her husband. Later, she joined Hekima to support her business, which continues to develop. With this new loan, she is going to buy rice, flour, Omo, and sugar, which will increase her initial capital. One challenge to her business is a lack of customers.

Odette would like to see her children continue in school and to feed her family. Finally, she thanks Hekima and their partners for their support to business owners who lack access to banking services in the context of the global COVID-19 crisis. The photo includes only the group leader in order to respect social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19.