A loan of $5,675 helps a member to buy 3 sacks of peanuts in order to increase her initial capital.


Matendo Group's story

Mrs. Claudine is a client of the Hekima MFI and she is the leader of the Matendo Group. She is 34 years old, married and the mother of 4 children who are all in school. Her partner is unemployed.

She sells peanuts. She started the business 8 years ago with start-up funding from her husband. Later on, she used the Hekima loan program to support her business, which has grown progressively.

With this new loan, she will buy 3 sacks of peanuts in order to strengthen her initial capital. The main difficulty she is facing is the lack of goods.

She hopes to buy a plot of land. She wishes to thank Hekima and its partners for the support they provide to business owners who cannot access bank funding in this context of global crisis resulting from Covid-19. The picture only shows the leader of the group due to Covid-19 restrictions.

In this group: Immacule, Claudine, Concilie, Emercianne, Lidie, Honorine, Esther, Aimee, Annonciata, Aimee, Faida, Germaine, Matabishi, Esperance, Tantine, Adela, Dieume, Honette, Nathalie, Nelly, Charline, Anuarite, Lajoie

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Monique ROSS.


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.