A loan of $2,400 helps a member to buy stock for her thrift shop, which will reinforce her initial capital.


Au Berge Group's story

Mme Albertine is a client of Hekima IMF she is head of the group villageoise "AU BERGE": she is married, 37 yrs. old and mother of 5 children, 4 of whom are in school. Her husband is not working.

She is a salesperson at the thrift shop, she started this business 10 years ago with start up funds received from her parents. Later she became involved with the Hekima program to sustain her business during which it gradually evolved. With this new loan, she will stock the thrift shop, which will reinforce her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to the lack of customers.

She would like her children to continue their education and she would like to buy a parcel of land. Lastly, she wants to thank Hekima and its partners for their support given to the small business owners during this time of the global crisis related to covid-19. The photo shows only the leader of the group due to covid -19 restrictions.

In this group: Raphael, Baseme, Albertine, Chantal, Ignace, Serge, Benedicte, Ayale, Francine, Zacharie, Anny

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


Lenders and lending teams






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.