A loan helped a member to source half a bag of beans, which will strengthen her initial capital.


Les Cheribins Group's story

Ms. Yvonne is a client of Hekima IMF and chairs the group villageoise "LES CHERIBINS"; She is a widow, aged 54 years old, and the mother of 8 children, all of whom are in school.

She is a bean seller. She started this business in 2011 with the start-up funds received from the Hekima program to support her business, during which it has gradually developed. With this new loan, she will buy 1/2 bag of beans, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is related to road hassles.

She would like her children to continue studying and to feed her family. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for their support of non-bankable business owners in this context of the global crisis linked to Covid-19. The photo is only of the leader of the group because of Covid-19.

In this group: Christine, Yvonne, David, Alphonsine, Jeanette, Riziki, Maombi, Marie, David, Izebe, Elie, Jeanne, Mukesha, Ezekiel, Estha

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emma Serianni.


This loan is special because:

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



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