A loan helped a member to buy wholesale pagne (traditional cloth) to strengthen her business.


Sheria Group's story

Ms. Genevieve is a client of the IMF Hekima and president of the banc villageois "SHERIA". She is married, aged 67, and mother of 2 schoolchildren. Her spouse is unemployed.
She sells clothes; a business she started 25 years ago with the starting fund donated by her husband. Later she applied for a loan from Hekima to support her business. With this new loan, she will buy wholesale pagnes (traditional cloth) to strengthen her business. The challenge of her business is linked to the loss of customers.
She wants to feed her family. In conclusion, she thanks HEKIMA and its partners for supporting non-bankable entrepreneurs.

In this group: Genevieve, Maombi, Marta, Rose, Muhirwa, Stephanie, Christine, Odette, Mado, Goreti, Esperance, Brigitte, Antoinette, Melenia, Dorothe, Valentin, Jeanine, Charlotte, Marguerite, Chantal, Gisele, Sebudugu, Pascaline, Bernadette, Shella, Janvier, Marial, Syntya, Rachel, Saverina, Abedi, Kyebukya

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Caitlin LeClair.


This loan is special because:

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



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