A loan of $3,400 helps a member to buy second-hand shoes.


Benediction Kasika Group's story

Alice is a customer of Hekima and the leader of the "Benediction Kasika" village group. She is married, 47 years old, and the mother of 9 children who all attend school. Her husband is a pastor.

She sells second-hand shoes, a business she started with funds she received from her husband. Later, she joined Hekima's loan program to get support for her business which is steadily developing. She will use this new loan to buy second-hand shoes. Her main business challenge is a lack of working capital.

She would like her children to continue their education, and to keep feeding her family and paying her rent.

Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support they give to owners of non-bankable businesses, especially during the global crisis caused by Covid-19.

Note: Due to covid-19 safety precautions, only the group leader is pictured.

In this group: Anny, Generose, Alice, Luc, Sarah, Aline, Marie Claire, Salome, Beatrice, Claudine, Kavira, Rosette, Rose, Cezard, Julie, Jeannette, Charly, Djamilla

Translated from French.


This loan is special because:

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

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.