A loan helped a member to stock up on children's and women's clothing to enhance her initial capital.


Soleil Group's story

Devotte is a client of IMF Hekima and president of the "Soleil" groupe d’affaire. She is 48 years old, married and the mother of five children who all go to school. Her spouse is unemployed.

She sells clothing. She started her business 10 years ago with start-up funds she received from her husband. She later joined the Hekima program to support her business. During this time she has developed it progressively. With this new loan she will stock up on children's and woman's clothing to enhance her initial capital. The challenge in her business comes from the lack of profits.

She would like her children to continue their studies and be able to feed her family. In closing she would like to thank Hekima and it's partners for the support provided to unbanked business owners during this time of global crisis brought about by COVID-19. The photo is of the leader only due to COVID-19.

In this group: Devotte, Jeannette, Chantal, Pacifique, Mukesha, Habanitwari

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer leonardo.


This loan is special because:

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



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