A loan helped a member to stock up on pagnes in bulk to reinforce her business.


Utulivu Group's story

Madame Esperance is 52 years old and divorced, with one child in her care who is studying. She is a customer of IMF HEKIMA and president of the village bank, UTULIVU.

She sells pagnes for clothing. She started her business in 2004 with starting funds given by HEKIMA at the time she began work. With this new loan, she will stock up on pagnes in bulk to reinforce her business. The challenge of her work is tied to a loss of customers.

She wishes to build a wooden house for her family. Finally, she wants to thank HEKIMA and its partners for the support offered to non-bankable entrepreneurs.

In this group: David, Jospin, Prascede, Solange, Christine, Dolorose, Bicente, Dorika, Jacqueline, Marceline, Esperance, Bukange, Jeanine, Antoinette, Emmanuel, Justine, Louise, Marie, Anosiati, Louise, Jacques, Josephine, Jean Paul, Silamite, Sarah, Jeanne, Alice, Rebecca, Charlotte, Enock

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Catherine Breckenridge.


This loan is special because:

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



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