A loan helped a member to buy two cows.


Tuamshane Group's story

La Belle is a client of Hekima IMF and leads the village group "Tuamshane." She is married, 23 years old, and the mother of 3 children, all of whom are in school. Her partner is a driver.
She has been selling cows for 3 years with start-up funds from her husband. Later, she became involved with the Hekima program to support her business, which she developed little-by-little. With this new loan, she will buy two cows, which will increase her initial capital. The challenge her business is facing is related to the death of her cows.
She hopes that her children will continue to study and that she grows her business. Finally, she wants to thank Hekima and their partners for the support they bring to business owners of businesses without monetary value during the COVID-19 global crisis. The photo is only of the leader of the group due to COVID-19, due to social distancing efforts.

In this group: Sikuzani, Eveline, Annuarite, Bakongo, Rosette, Isabelle, Bibish, Annuarite, La Belle, Constatin, Consolata, Francine, Munyerenkana, Francine, Annuarite, Sandra, Claudine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Rima Kaboul.


This loan is special because:

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



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