A loan of $3,200 helped a member to pay for half of a bale of used clothes.


Anonymous Group's story

The client, representative of the loan group, is a 48 year old, married entrepreneur. She sells used clothing. She started her business when she moved from the village where she was born in the province of South Kivu to the city of Goma, where she was introduced to the business by her peers. Her husband is a master builder. The profits from her business are used for savings, and for feeding and educating her children. However, she just obtained her 20th loan from Hekima. Over this period, this client has seen her sales decrease noticeably following the economic instability. Thus she decided to reduce the loan sum this cycle. This new loan will be used for her to stock up with half a bale of used clothing. Additionally, she wishes to see her children grow up and build her house. The client thanks Hekima for its actions in helping poor women excluding from traditional banks to achieve autonomy. One ought to mention that the client is holding her baby.

In this group: Anonymous*, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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