A loan helped a member to purchase 100 kg of nails, 10 locks, 1 box of hinges, etc., to grow her business.


Shangilieni Group's story

Deodate is a client of IMF Hekima. She is an entrepreneur and owner of a hardware store. She has experience in the small construction materials business. She displays her merchandise along the road in the center of town. She is the leader of the Shangilieni Group. She is 54 years old and has several children and grandchildren who all go to school.

She launched her business around 1993 with her own capital and the financial support of her husband. Her spouse manages a small farm in the urban area. In early 2008, she obtained a loan from IMF Hekima to strengthen her capital. With this new loan, she will purchase 100 kg of nails, 10 locks, 1 box of hinges, etc., to grow her business and offer her clients good-quality inventory. She often receives orders from masons, builders, and architects.

She wishes to grow her business, build a nice concrete house, as well as feed her children and send them to school. She thanks Hekima and its partners for the support they lend to non-bankable entrepreneurs. This loan will help her care for her family.

In this group: M'chimanuka, Kimanuka, Eliza, Aimerciane, Agnes, Deodate, Akonkwa, Elodie, Chance, Nathalie, Justine, Joseph, Damas, Ruben, Kibaragi, Ezechiel, Justin, Rachel, Helene, Justin, Ruth, Esther, Bonheur, Edith, Bahati, Juliette, Bahati, Lebon

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Julien Rosso.


This loan is special because:

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



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