A loan helped a member stock up on wholesale children’s clothes to strengthen her capital.


Siege De La Sagesse Group's story

Mme Francine is a client of Hekima and the vice president for the Siege de la Sagesse group. She is married, 48 years old, and has 9 children, 7 of whom go to school, and 2 of whom are already married. Her spouse is a merchant.

Mme Francine sells children’s clothes. She started this business 18 years ago with start-up money from her husband. She later joined the Hekima loan program to support her activities. With this new loan, she will procure wholesale children’s clothes, so that she can strengthen her capital. The challenge of her activity is unpaid debts.

She wishes to keep her children in school and feed her family. She thanks Hekima and their partners, and for the support provided to non-bankable entrepreneurs.

In this group: Francine, Emmanuel, Angela, Charlotte, Immaculee

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sylvie Pelaprat.


This loan is special because:

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



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