A loan helped a member to stock up on rice, oil, OMO, and corn flour to strengthen her initial capital.


La Sagesse Group's story

Therese is a Hekima client and chairs the "La Sagesse" business group. She is divorced, 49 years old, and mother of three children. One of her children attends school and two have finished.

Therese sells various products. She started this business 10 years ago with startup funds received after having sold her jewelry. Later, she got involved with the Hekima program to support her business, during which she gradually evolved. With this new loan, she will stock up on rice, oil, OMO [laundry soap], and corn flour, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to the lack of supply location.

Therese would like her child to continue to study and to be able to feed her family. Finally, she wants to thank Hekima and its partners for their support of non-bankable business owners in the context of the global crisis linked to COVID-19. The photo only includes the group leader due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.

In this group: Genevieve, Francoise, Georgette, Therese, Lynx, Immacule

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Siobhan Coady.


This loan is special because:

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



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