A loan of $8,250 helps a member to buy beans and planks of wood and also to reconfigure her transportation service.


Tufaliane Group's story

Madame Mariam is a client of IMF Hekima and a member of the "Tufaliane" loan group. She is married, 36 years old, and the mother of five children who all go to school. Her spouse works in transportation.

Mariam also works in transportation, and in addition, she sells various items that she finds in the village. She started this business five years ago with startup funding from her husband.

Later on, she joined Hekima to support her business, which has grown over time. With this new loan, she will bolster her initial capital by buying beans and planks of wood. She will also reconfigure her transportation business. The main challenge of her business is with poor road conditions.

She wants her children to go to school and she wants to grow her activity. In closing, she thanks Hekima and their partners for their support of small businesses.

In this group: Alexandre, Innocent, Djuma, Mariam, Eric

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin.


This loan is special because:

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

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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