A loan helped a member to stock up on tires and spare parts and increase her working capital.


Fikiri Group's story

Zawadi is the leader of the 'groupe villageoise' Fikiri. Is is 47. married and has 6 children who are all in school. Her husband is unemployed.

She is a seller of various items, which was started 20 years ago with funds from her husband. Later she joined Hekima and has increased her business well. With this new loan, she will buy tires and other spare parts and will increase her working capital. Her biggest problem is poor quality merchandise.

She would like her children to complete their education and she also needs to repair her house. She thanks Hekima and its lenders for their support for non-bankable women, especially during the Covid crisis. She is the only person of the group shown as they respect social distancing.

In this group: Zawadi, Rosine, Maombi, Rosine, Esperance, Fideline, Esther, Aline, Christine, Celestine, Emmiliana, Justine, Gisele

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Tim Gibson.


This loan is special because:

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



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