A loan helped a member to stock up on three sacks of used shoes, which will build up her initial capital.


Ufunuo Group's story

Sifa is a client of the Hekima microfinance institution and the president of the UFUNUO groupe villageoise. She is 50 years old, married, and the mother of 12 children who are all in school. Her partner is unemployed.

She sells shoes. She started this business 18 years ago with startup capital she received from her husband. Later, she started the Hekima program to support her business, during which it expanded bit by bit. With this new loan, she will stock up on three sacks of used shoes, which will build up her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to the lack of clientele.

She would like to build up her business and for her kids to continue to study. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for the support they bring to owners of unbanked businesses, in the context of the global crisis linked to COVID-19. The photo is only of the leader of the group due to COVID-19, out of respect for social distancing measures.

In this group: Wivine, Alphonsine, Sylvanie, Sifa, Anne, Leontine, Suzana, Elmeride, Grace, Christelle, Chantal, Nsimire, Christine, Anociata, Aimee, Furaha, Esther, Ange, Francine, Innoncent, Angele, Christelle, Francine, Noela, Judith

Translated from French.


This loan is special because:

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



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