A loan helped a member to stock up on 1 bucket of smoked fish, which will strengthen her initial capital.


Tuungane Group's story

Ms. Alexandrine is a client of Hekima IMF and chairs the village group "Tuungane". She is married, 51 years old and mother of 4 children who are all in school. Her partner is a hotelier.
She is a smoked fish seller. She started this business in 1992 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 will stock up on 1 bucket of smoked fish, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to the lack of customers due to Covid-19.
She would like her children to continue studying and to feed her family. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support given to owners of businesses with no cash value in this context of global crisis linked to Covid-19. The photo is only of the group leader because of Covid-19.

In this group: Alyne, Alexandrine, Justine, Immaculee, Georgette, Marie, Merveille, Denise, Germaine, Pasi, Mwamini

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Caitlin LeClair.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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