A loan of $5,550 helped a member to buy 5 bags of small fish.

Joyeuse Group's story

The client Victorine is a councillor in the loan group Joyeuse, a very ambitious and experienced entrepreneur. She is married and mother to 2 young children. Her husband is a driver mechanic. The client sells small fish (locally called Ndagala). She lays out her merchandise at the central market of Virunga. She began her business with her own funds. Later, she requested support from the IMF Hekima. She has been practicing this business for about 13 years. The new loan will allow her to stock up with 5 bags of small fish. This client is comfortable with her business. In the future, she plans to buy a plot of land and build a house to live in. Thus, she thanks Hekima for its support and empowerment of women in small business.

In this group: Lububa, Imao, Kamathe, Luvuno, Kahindo, Kasereka, Victorine, Kavira, Ngoa, Mihigo, Bayongwa, Fatuma, Amunazo, Kavira, Shematsi, Kahindo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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