A loan helped a member to stock up on basins, cases, clothing, etc. which will reinforce her initial capital.


Mungu Iko Group's story

Madam Chantal is a client of Hekima and the leader of the Mungu Iko Group. She is 42 years old and a widow, the mother of nine children, seven of which are still school-age.

Madam Chantal sells a variety of merchandise in her store. She has over 6 years of experience in this business, beginning with the financial backing of her husband and later partnering with Hekima in order to support her business, which has grown progressively.

With this new loan, Madam Chantal plans to stock up on merchandise, including basins, valises, clothing, etc. This will reinforce her initial capital. The main difficulty her business faces is a recent lack of customers.

Madam Chantal's goal is to feed her family and help her children continue their education.

Lastly, Madam Chantal would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the financial support they bring to non-bankable small business owners, particularly in the context of the global Covid-19 crisis.

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

In this group: Chantal, Jeanine, Regine, Marie Rose, Solange, Therese, Tumike, Salvin, Ange, Chantal, Jacqueline, Joice, Yves, Justin

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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