A loan helped a member to buy beans in bulk, which will reinforce her initial capital.


Akonkwa Group's story

Madam Jeannette is a client of Hekima. She presides over the Akonkwa Group. At 42 years old, she is a widow and the mother of five school-age children.

Madam Jeannette is a vendor, she sells cooking ingredients. She began her business in 2009 with the financial backing of AGR. Later on she partnered with Hekima in order to support her business, which has developed well.

With this new loan, Madam Jeannette plans to purchase beans in bulk, which will reinforce her initial capital. The main difficulty her business faces is the exchange rate.

Madam Jeannette hopes to expand her business. Lastly, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the financial support they bring to non-bankable small business owners, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 crisis.

In order to maintain social distancing, only the group leader is photograph at this time.

In this group: Judith, Antoinette, Leocadie, Jeannette, Aimee, Anglique, Medard, Clemance, Antoinette, Clotilde, Emertianne

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Smith.


This loan is special because:

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



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