A loan helped a member to stock up on juices, flour, sugar, Omo detergent etc, bolstering her initial capital.


Amka Group's story

Ms. Sarah is a customer of the IMF Hekima IMF and the chair of the AMKA village group. She is married, 57 years old and the mother of seven children, all of whom are in school. Her husband works as itinerant [vendor].

Sarah is a vendor selling miscellaneous items. She launched this business 13 years ago with her own starting funds. Later on Sarah joined the Hekima program to bolster her business and has been growing it steadily. With this new loan, Sarah will stock up on juices, various types of flour, sugar, Omo detergent, etc, increasing her initial capital. Her business challenge is finding customers.

She would like to see her children continue their studies, and also to buy a land plot. In conclusion, Sarah would like to thank Hekima and its partners for supporting business owners who lack access to financing, especially at this time of a global crisis due to Covid-19. Only the group leader appears in the photo due to Covid-19 social distancing.

In this group: Sarah, Faida, Destine, Felista, Mamy, Clarisse, Nelly, Eliene, Apoline, Claudine, Esperance, Emerite, Richesse, Marie, Yves, Nsimi, Nathalie, Alphonsine, Aimee

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S.


This loan is special because:

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



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