A loan of $3,275 helped a member to buy ingredients (2 sacks of corn, sorghum, etc.) for making a local drink.


Anonymous Group's story

This client is the president of the loan association Espoir. A brave and tireless woman and an entrepreneur, she is 60 years old, divorced, and the mother of seven children. Among the births, there are twins. All of the children have their own homes already.

She sells "mandale", a local beverage. She started her business with her own funds from her husband before they divorced. Then she benefited from an initial loan as additional funding around 2008 from the microfinance institution Hekima. She says that this business has brought up her children, that is, the profits from her business went toward savings, food, and schooling costs.

She makes her sales out of her home. However, she just obtained her 12th loan. This client decided to reduce the loan amount because a financial crisis is looming. This new loan must serve to supply her with the ingredients for making "mandale" drink (2 sacks of corn, sorghum, etc.) In addition, her ambition is to buy more plots of land for her children.

This client thanks Hekima and her partners for their actions helping poor women with low incomes to become autonomous.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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