A loan of $1,000 helped 2 large bags of fish.

Anonymous's story

The client is an entrepreneur who is 52 years old, married, has 5 children, and many grandchildren. Her husband is unemployed as the a result of a long illness, which caused him to lose his job.

She is a fishmonger who sells her goods at the central market of Virunga. Since her youth, she’s been carrying out this type of old-fashioned business when she lived in a fishing ground in Vitshumbi, and before she moved to the city of Goma.

She has just obtained her 19th loan from Hekima. This new loan will help her buy 2 large bags of fish. She also hopes to see her children grow up comfortably, to have them finish university, and to grow her business.

The client thanks Hekima for their actions in favor of the poor women excluded from traditional banks.

Translator profile picture

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details