A loan helped a member to stock up with used shoes to reinforce her initial capital.


Wajuudi Group's story

Mrs. Seraphine is an IMF Hekima client and the president of the « Wajudi » village group. She is 38 and married with seven children who all go to school. Her partner is a chauffeur.

She sells used shoes, she set up this business 12 years ago with start up funds given to her by her husband. Later, she joined the Hekima program to support her business and since then she has been making steady progress. With her new loan, she plans to stock up on used shoes which will reinforce her initial capital. The challenge in her business is the minimal clientele.

She wants her children to continue their studies, she wants to feed her family and to develop her business. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and their partners for their support for non bankable business in the present context of global crisis. Due to Covid 19, the photo only shows the leader of the group to respect social distancing measures.

In this group: Christian, Jeapheth, Francine, Merveille, Elisabeth, Alice, Alliance, Seraphine, Bernadette, Deogratias, Furaha, Donnee, Francois, Bazilere, Ismaili, Jean Marie, Nzigire, Bernadette, Annette, Giselle, Dieu Donne, Cecile

Translated from French.


This loan is special because:

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



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