A loan helped a member who is going to stock up with food; rice, oil, potatoes, beans, which will build up her working capital.


Iriba Group's story

Micheline is a client of the IMF Hekima and presides over the "groupe villageoise" "IRIBA". She is single, 46 years old and without children. She sells food in a restaurant. She started this business 20 years ago with start up funds received from a friend. Later, she joined the Hekima program to support her business, over the course of which, she has progressively developed. With this new loan, she is going to stock up with food; rice, oil, potatoes, beans, which will build up her working capital. The challenge of her business is tied to unpaid debts.

She would like to buy a plot of land. Finally, she wishes to thank Hekima and its partners for the support given to unbankable business owners in the context of this global crisis tied to COVID-19. The photo is only of the leader of the group because of COVID-19 and respecting the social distancing measures.

In this group: Odette, Gemima, Leon, Mireille, Micheline, Yvette, Pascaline, Ba Moussa, Blandine, Annuarite, Celine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer melanie fluharty.


This loan is special because:

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



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