A loan helped a member to buy 5 dozen saucepans to strengthen her starting capital, including transportation.


Victoire Group's story

Loyi is a customer with Hekima MFI and President of the Victoire [Victory] Community Bank. She is 35, married and mother to 5 children who are still in school. She has a business in saucepans which she started 10 years ago with funds she received from her husband, who is also a barber. After that, Hekima followed.

With this loan, she will buy 5 dozen saucepans to strengthen her starting capital, including transportation. Her goals are to increase her capital in order to supply to the international market, as well as to have her children study at University and to buy another plot of land. She says thank you to Hekima and their partners for the good initiative to financially help people who earn little.

In this group: Alphonsine, Angela, Mervin, Rosette, Josephine, Odette, Julienne, Bisimwa, Theresitha, Loyi, Honorine, Esperance, Aline, Honorine, Maria, Emeriane, Wivine, Joachim, Lukenge, Josephine, Ernestine, Beatrice, Wivine, Justine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer anonymized.


This loan is special because:

It serves entrepreneurs in conflict-affected areas with few opportunities.



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