A loan helped a member to buy women's clothing at wholesale.


Les Sages Group's story

Ester is a client with the micro-finance institution Hekima and a member of the "Les Sages" group. She is 41 years old, married, and a mother of 13 children, who are in school. She is married to a driver.

Ester sells various types of clothing. She started this business 12 years ago with start-up funds she received from her husband. Later, she joined Hekima to support her business, which continues to evolve.

With this new loan, Ester is going to increase her initial capital and buy women's clothing at wholesale. One challenge to her business is a lack of customers.

Ester would like to feed her family and see her childen to go to school.

Finally, she thanks Hekima and their partners for their support to business owners who lack access to banking services.

In this group: Amani, Sylvain, Pascal, Paul, Ester

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara.


This loan is special because:

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



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