Total loan: $7,500

Afavo Maendeleo Group

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

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A loan helped to stock up on oils and powders, which will strengthen her initial capital.

Afavo Maendeleo Group's story

Kavira is a client of the Hekima MFI and the chairperson of the "Afavo Maendeleo" village group. She is married, 53 years old and mother of eight children, four of whom are in school; her partner is a trader.

She is a cosmetics seller, having started this business 12 years ago with start-up funds from her husband. Later she involved the Hekima programme to support her business, during which she gradually evolved. With this new loan, she will buy oils and powders, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is related to delays in product transportation/delivery.

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.