A loan helped a member to stock up on secondhand shoes, which will reinforce her initial capital.


Joyeuse Group's story

Madame Dafo is a client of Hekima and presides over the Joyeuse Groue. She is 27 years old and married. Two of her children attend school and the other is an infant. Her spouse is a biker.

Madame Dafo is a vendor of secondhand shoes. She has over 7 years of experience in this business, begun with the financial backing of her husband. Later on she partnered with Hekima in order to support her business, which has expanded.

With this new loan, Madame Dafo plans to stock up on merchandise, which will reinforce her initial capital. Her business faces no main difficulty.

Madame Dafo hopes to ensure her children's education, and that she can one day purchase a plot of land.

Lastly, Madame Dafo would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support they bring to non-bankable small business owners in the global Covid-19 crisis.

In order to maintain social distancing measures only the group leader is photographed at this time.

In this group: Abdou, John, Louise, Charles, Alphonsine, Faida, Faida, Rachel, John, Francoise, Denise, Sipora, Christian, Alphonse, Eloge, Beaudouin, Marie, Dafo, Judite, Pascaline, Michel, Devote, Gloire, Magy, Kave, Sifa, Pascaline, Kadogo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Smith.


This loan is special because:

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



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