A loan helped a member to stock up on salted fish, which will strengthen her initial capital.


Alleluya Group's story

Ms. Fitina is a client of the mfi Hekima and chairs the 'banc villageois' “ALLELUYA”. She is a 59-year-old married woman and mother of 8 children who are all in school. Her partner is unemployed.

She sells fish. She started this business 20 years ago with the start-up funds received from her husband. She got later involved the Hekima program to support her business, with which she gradually evolved. With this new loan, she will stock up on salted fish, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is related to unpaid debts.

She would like to build and for her children to continue to study. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for their support of non-bankable business owners in this global covid-19 crisis. The photo is only of the group leader due to Covid-19 and in compliance with social distancing measures.

In this group: Fitina, Pascal, Joseph, Edouard, Clementine, Agathe, Victorine, Katembo, Clementine, Jacqueline, Charlotte, Leontine, Aimee, Sagesse, Joel, Julienne, Joanita, Deborah, Julienne, Angelique, Elvis, Jeannette, Jeanine, Marie Rose, Elodie, Faustin, Justin, Janvier, Anita, Judith

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandre Diallo.


This loan is special because:

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



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