A loan helped a member to stock up on 1 bag of sugar, juice and Omo detergent which will strengthen her initial capital.


Sheria Group's story

Ms. Maombi, 50, is a client of the microfinance institute Hekima, and manages the village group 'Sheria'. She is married, and a mother of 9 children who are all in school. Her partner is a civil servant.

Maombi sells a variety of products. She started this business 15 years ago with the start-up funds received from her mother. Later, she became involved with the Hekima program to support her business, during which time she gradually developed it.

With this new loan, Maombi will stock up on one bag of sugar, juice and Omo (detergent), which will strengthen her initial capital. The challenge in this business is unpaid debts.

Maombi would like her children to continue studying and to buy another plot of land. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and its partners for their support towards non-bankable entrepreneurs in this context of the global Covid-19 crisis. The photo is only of the group leader because of Covid-19 to comply with social distancing measures.

In this group: Maombi, Marta, Rose, Christine, Odette, Brigitte, Antoinette, Dorothe, Sifa, Charlotte, Marguerite, Chantal, Pascaline, Bernadette, Noelle, Marial, Saverina, Naomi, Germain, Esther, Nzii, Sifa, Concilie, Hangi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Audrey Tavares.


This loan is special because:

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



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