Total loan: $4,650
Goma, North Kivu province, North-Kivu, Congo (DRC) / Retail
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A loan helped to buy 5 cans of petrol, 100 kg of rice, 25 kg of sugar, 1 case of Fanta, soaps, salts, spaces, 3 cans of oil and various other products.
Ishara Group's story
The client is the treasurer of the business association Ishara. She is a brave and indefatigable woman, an 40-year-old entrepreneur and the mother of 8 children who are all studying. She sells small goods (petrol, rice, sugar, Fanta, soap, salt, spices, etc.) on the side of a road leading to popular thoroughfares. Her husband sells tyres and windscreens. She started her business with capital received from her husband and then got additional funds in the form of loans from IMF Hekima. The profits from her business are used to build savings and pay her children's food and education expenses. She has just received her 15th loan. Over time, this customer has seen her business prosper positively and, thanks to Hekima's loans, has managed to buy important household equipment for her family (pans, basin, thermos, etc.). She will use the new loan to buy 5 cans of petrol, 100 kg of rice, 25 kg of sugar, 1 case of Fanta, soaps, salts, spaces, 3 cans of oil and various other products. She would like to see her children grow up comfortably, and she would like to give her husband a surprise present to remind him of the loans from the microfinance institution Hekima. The customer thanks Hekima for its actions to empower women with lower incomes. Note: some clients are holding their babies in the picture.