A loan helped a member to buy a clothes washing basin, which will strengthen her initial capital.


La Preference Group's story

Ms. Julienne is a client of the Hekima IMF and is head of the La Preference groupe villageoise. She is married, 43 years old and mother of seven children, three of whom go to school. Her partner is a mason.

She is a clothing seller. She started this business 23 years ago with the start-up funds received from her father. She later became involved with the Hekima program to support her business, during which time it gradually grew. With this new loan, she will stock up on a clothing washing basin, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to unpaid debts.

She would like her children to continue studying and to build a solid house. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support provided to owners of non-cash-converting businesses during the global COVID-19 crisis.

The photo is only of the group leader in compliance with COVID-19 social distancing measures.

In this group: Mariam, Jeanne, Gulain, Adeline, Julienne, Jeanette, Ulenda, Adolphine, Bernadette, Nicole, Kije, Hanakwabo, Blandine, Apoline, Pascaline, Guillaine

Translated from French.


This loan is special because:

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



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