A loan helped a member to buy 2 sacks of beans, which will strengthen her intial capital.


Matendo Group's story

Madame Claudine is a client of Hekima and chairs the MATENDO village group. She is 37 years old, married, and the mother of 4 children, all of whom are in school. Her partner is a trader.

Madame Claudine sells beans and started her business in 2009 with start-up funds she received from her husband. Later she got involved with the Hekima program to support her business, which has gradually grown since then. With this new loan she will buy 2 sacks of beans, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge she faces in her business is that of rotting merchandise.

Madame Claudine would like her children to continue their education and also purchase a piece of land. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support hey have shown to owners of business that no have no cash value during this global Covid-19 crisis. The photos shows only the group's leader on account of the social distancing requirements that were implemented due to Covid-19.

In this group: Immacule, Claudine, Concilie, Emercianne, Honorine, Wema, Esther, Aimee, Annonciata, Faida, Germaine, Esperance, Tantine, Honette, Nelly, Lajoie, Aline, Mapendo, Aimee

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer JOHN LONSDALE.


This loan is special because:

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



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