A loan helped a member to buy women's shoes to bolster her initial capital.


Les Favoris Group's story

Yvette is a client of the IMF Hekima and the president of the groupe villageoise, Les Favoris (The Favourites). She is 28 years old, married, and the mother of two children. One of her children attends school. Yvette's partner is a chauffeur.

Yvette sells women's shoes. She began this business eight years ago with start-up funds from her husband. She later joined the Hekima program to support her business, which has allowed her to expand.

With this new loan, Yvette will buy women's shoes which will bolster her initial capital. The difficulties associated with her business come from a lack of customers and outstanding debts owed.

Yvette wants her child to continue their studies and to be able to nurture her family. Finally, she wants to thank Hekima and its partners for their support of business owners without access to traditional banking options during the global crisis caused by COVID-19.

Only the leader of the group is present in the photograph due to COVID-19 in order to respect social distancing measures.

In this group: Georgette, Nelson, Yvette, Lycie, Wamuzila, Jeanine, Yvone, Rosette, Jonas, Miriam, Soleil, Francoise, Grace, Vanessa, Francine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Pont.


This loan is special because:

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



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