A loan helped a member to buy smoked fish wholesale, which will strengthen her initial capital.


Tuungane Group's story

Ms. Alexandrine is a client of Hekima IMF and chairs the village group Tuungane. She is married, 51 years old, and mother of 7 children, 1 who goes to school, 6 are already independent, and her partner is a hotelier.
She sells smoked fish; she started this business 10 years ago with the start-up funds received from the Hekima program to support her business, during which she gradually evolved. With this new loan, she will buy smoked fish in bulk, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to unpaid debts.
She would like her children to continue studying and to feed her family. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and their partners for the support provided to owners of non-cash-converting businesses in this context of the global Covid-19 crisis. The photo is only of the leader of the group because of Covid-19, in compliance with social distancing measures.

In this group: Alyne, Alexandrine, Justine, Immaculee, Georgette, Marie, Gustave, Merveille, Germaine, Veronique, Pasi, Bernadette, Mwamini, Georgine, Josaphat, Aldegonde, Fabiola, Patient, Mulonge, Marie, Jean Basco, Judith

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Caitlin LeClair.


This loan is special because:

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



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