A loan helped a member to stock up on bags of flour, which will increase her starting capital.


Napenda Group's story

Mrs. Pulcherie is a client of Hekima IMF and presides over the groupe villageois “NAPENDA.” She is a 51-year-old married mother of eight, all of whom go to school. Her partner is a shopkeeper.

She sells food products, a business she started 20 years ago with funds from her husband. Later, she included the Hekima program to support her business, which has grown progressively. With this new loan, she is going to stock up on bags of flour, which will increase her starting capital. The challenge in her business is linked to the lack of clientele during the dry seasons.

She would like for her children to continue their education and for her business to continue growing. In the end, she wishes to thank Hekima and its partners for the support they bring to unmonetizable business owners in the context of the global crisis linked to COVID-19. The photo is of just the group leader because of COVID-19 with respect to social distancing measures.

In this group: Pulcherie, Brigitte, Cathy, Pacifique, Daniella, Jeanpierre

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W..


This loan is special because:

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



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