A loan helped a member to buy embers.


Rita Sg Group's story

Noella is a client with the micro-finance institution Hekima and the president of the village group called "Rita Sg." She is married, 51 years old, and a mother of eight children, who are all in school. Her partner is a tailor.

Noella sells embers. She started this business in 2000 with start-up funds she received from her husband. Later, she joined Hekima to support her business, which continues to evolve. With this new loan, she is going to buy embers, which will increase her initial capital. One challenge for her business is periods of rainy weather.

Noella would like to see her children continue in school and she also wants to buy a truck for embers. Finally, she wishes to thank Hekima and their partners for their support to business-owners who lack access to financial services in the context of the global COVID-19 crisis. The photo includes only the group leader in order to respect social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19.

In this group: Theodore, Gilberte, Jean, Kibibi, Noella, Adela

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara.


This loan is special because:

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



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