A loan helped a member to buy wholesale second-hand clothes which will reinforce her initial capital.


Gabrielle Group's story

Ms. Esperance is a client of Hekima IMF and chairs the banc villageois Gabrielle. She is married, 40 years old and mother of 5 children including 2 who have finished and 3 who are in school; her partner is a chauffeur.
She is a thrift shop seller; she started this business in 2013 with start-up funds received from her husband. Later she involved the Hekima program to support her business, during which she gradually evolved. With this new loan, she is going to stock up on wholesale second-hand clothes, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to theft and loss.
She would like to build a rental house. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support given to owners of non bankable businesses. Customers prefer to be with their children in the photo.

In this group: Martha, Esperance, Antoinette, Neema, Clarice, Francine, Florence, Ma Fille, Esperance, Aime, Neema, Moise, Claude, David, Jean Pierre, Rebeca, Furaha, Franck, Grace, Charlotte, Esther, Grace

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Caitlin LeClair.


This loan is special because:

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



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