A loan helped a member to stock up on women's clothing which will strengthen her initial capital.


Amkeni Group's story

Noella is a client with the microfinance institution Hekima and represents the groupe villageoise Amkeni. She is 46 years old, married and has seven children who are all enrolled in school; her partner is a nurse.

She established her business selling various articles 15 years ago using start-up funds she received from her father. Later she got involved with the Hekima program to support her business, which has been developing progressively. With this new loan, she will stock up on women's clothing, which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to the lack of customers.

She would like her children to continue their studies and wants to feed her family. Finally, she wishes to thank Hekima and its partners for the support shown to business owners without access to traditional banking facilities in the context of the global crisis caused by covid-19.

The photo shows only the group representative because of covid-19 restrictions in compliance with social distancing measures.

In this group: Esperance, Noella, Wivine, Daniel, Ghislaine, Anny, Antoinette, Jeannette, Sylvie, Irene, Anaclet, Adrienne, Samy, Adeline, Chanceline, Josiane, Safari, Claudine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Naomi Shamban.


This loan is special because:

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



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