A loan helped a member to buy 100 packs of fruit juices, flour and to increase her initial capital.


Nephtalie Group's story

Jeanne is a client of Hekima and President of the group NEPHTALIE. She is 50 years old, married with eight children who are all in school. Her husband is a chauffeur. She has been running a general store for eight years, started with funds from her husband. Lately she has been involved with loans from Hekima to support her business which have enabled her to grow.

With this latest loan, she will buy 100 packs of fruit juices, flour and it will increase her initial outlay. The problem in her business are customers who do not pay.

She wants her children to continue in school and she can feed her family. She wants to thank Hekima and its partners who will support women like her, who do not qualify for bank loans, with the global Covid-19 crisis.

The photo is just of her as leader, respecting the rules od social distancing.

In this group: Antoinette, Fifi, Agnes, Nyamulemba, Esperance, Jeanne, Lea, Neema, Devotte, Jean, Naomi, Aimerance, Mastake, David, Sandrine, Yvette, Divine, Jeacqueline, Francine, James, Nathalie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Tim Gibson.


This loan is special because:

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



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