A loan helped a member to stock up on traditional "pagnes" fabric and milk, bolstering his initial capital.


Larh’ansimba Ii Group's story

Ms. Celestine is the customer of the IMF Hekima and the leader of the Larh'ansimba II village group. She is married, 40 years old and the mother of 11 children who are all in school. Her husband is a stonemason.

Celestine works selling miscellaneous items. She launched this business 16 years ago with the starting fund she obtained herself through neighborhood savings group.
Later on she joined the Hekima program to support her business, and has been developing it gradually.

With this new loan, Celine will stock up on traditional colorful "pagnes" fabric as well as milk, bolstering her initial capital. Her business challenge is linked to unpaid debts. Celine would like to see her children continue their education and also to develop her business.

In conclusion, Celine thanks Hekima and its partners for supporting business owners who lack access to financing, especially at this time of a global crisis caused by Covid-19. Only the group leader appears in the photo due to Covid-19 social distancing measures.

In this group: Divine, Noella, Celestine, Maria, Mwanaidi, Josee, Anuarite, Mwamini, Syvie, Mudogo, Nsimire, Marie Louise, Fadhili

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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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