A loan helped a member to stock up on Bazin, fabrics, vaseline, and sewing materials, which will strengthen her initial capital.


Le Chevalier Group's story

Ms. Antoinette is a client of Hekima IMF and chairs the village group Le Chevalier. She is married, 55 years old, and mother of 3 children who are all in school, and her partner is a nurse.
She is a seamstress; she started this business 20 years ago with the start-up funds received from her husband. Later she involved the Hekima program to support her business, during which she gradually evolved. With this new loan, she will stock up on Bazin, fabrics, vaseline, and sewing materials, 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 studying and to feed her family. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima and their partners for the support provided to owners of non-cash-converting businesses in this context of the global covid-19 crisis. The photo is only of the leader of the group because of covid-19 in compliance with social distancing measures.

In this group: Antoinette, Regine, Rosy, Mariam, Yvette, Roger

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Caitlin LeClair.


This loan is special because:

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



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details