A loan helped a member to stock up on four sacks of beans, which will build up her initial capital.

Les Cheribins Group's story

Yvonne is a client of the Hekima microfinance institution and presides over the Les Cheribins groupe villagoise. She is married, 54 years old, and the mother of eight children, who are all in school. Her partner does not have a job.

She is a saleswoman of food. She started this business 20 years ago with the startup capital she received from her husband. Later she started the Hekima program to support her business, during which she evolved progressively. With this new loan, she will stock up on four sacks of beans, which will build up her initial capital. The challenge of her business is linked to police harassment.

She would like to nourish her family, and for her children 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: Christine, Yvonne, David, Alphonsine, Jeanette, Riziki, Maombi, Marie, David, Elie, Mukesha, Ezekiel, Aline, Augustin, Christine, Beby, Daniel, Francine, Esperance, Marie Josiane, Justine

Translated from French.

This loan is special because:

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

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