A loan helped a member to buy milk, sugar, water, corn flour, soap, etc. to strengthen her starting capital.


Nyiragongo Group's story

Madam Odette is a client of MFI Hekima and the president of the solidarity group Nyiragongo. She is 35 years old, married and the mother of one child attending school. Her husband is a shopkeeper.
She has a grocery store which she started in 2013 with seed money received from her father-in-law. After that, she became a client of Hekima's loan program to support her business. With this new loan, she will buy milk, sugar, water corn flour, soap, etc to strengthen her starting capital. She does not encounter any challenges in her business.
She wishes to expand her business in order to go to Dubai. Finally, she wishes to than Hekima and its partners for their support to non bankable entrepreneurs.

In this group: Kana, Eugene, Odette, Adeline, Simeon

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Madeleine Schwartz.


This loan is special because:

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



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