A loan of $5,375 helps a member to buy four bags of beans, which will strengthen her initial capital.


Tupatane Group's story

Mrs. Claudine is a client of the Hekima IMF and head of the “Tupatane” groupe villageoise. She is married, 50 years old and mother of seven children who are all in school. Her partner is a builder.

Mrs. Claudine is a bean vendor. She started this business 23 years ago with the start-up funds received from her husband. Later, she got involved with the Hekima program to support her business, during which time it gradually grew. With this new loan, she will stock up on four bags of beans, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to the lack of customers.

She would like her children to continue studying and feed her family. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support provided to owners of non-cash-converting businesses during the global COVID-19 crisis.

The photo is only of the group leader because of COVID-19.

In this group: Claudine, Dorica, Josephine, Agnes, Mbaenda, Felicien, Josline, Amisi, Martine, Wivine, Josephine, Justin, Bernadette, Salome, Theodor, Seburo, Christelle, Justine, Christelle, Chrispin, Esperance, Judith, Dorika, Achille, Yvone, Chimonge, Dorika

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



Loan details


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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.