A loan helped a member to stock up on cassava flour and corn flour in bulk to reinforce her business.


Matumaini Group's story

Madame Faida is a client of field partner Hekima and president of the "banc villageois" Matumaini. Married, 43-years-old, and mother of 7 children who all go to school, her husband is handicapped.

She has sold cassava and corn flour with startup funds given by Hekima for 15 years. With this loan, she is going to stock up on cassava flour and corn flour in bulk to reinforce her business. Her business is challenged by unpaid debts and a lack of customers.

She wishes to educate her children. Finally, she thanks Hekima and their partners for the support they bring to unbanked entrepreneurs.

In this group: Faida, Claudine, Kanane, Magi, Lea, Aline, Rachel, Zawadi, Patrick, Butera, Francine, Jonathan, Esperence, Marie Josee, Justine, Noela, Anita, Syntian, Faida

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Jacques.


This loan is special because:

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



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