A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy 4 bales of second-hand clothing.

Usalama Renovee Group's story

The client, Nankafu, is the treasurer of the business group Usalama Rénové. She is 51 years old, married, and the mother of 8 children who all go to school. Some of her children are in their own households.

The client sells second-hand clothes in the city of Goma. She sells her goods at the central market of Virunga. She started her business when she got married.

She works with her husband on her business. She has benefitted form a number of promotional products offered by Hekima, and just completed 12 loan cycles with their microfinance program.

Thanks to Hekima's loans, she was able to make small investments in her family (schooling, chairs, etc.) She would like to buy a car and a motorcycle to become a taxi driver in the city.

She'll use this new loan to buy 4 bales of second-hand clothing. Her current challenge is the ongoing safety issues within her province (Masisi, Rutshuru, etc.) because her clients come from those villages. She would like to thank Hekima for their support and for the empowerment of female small business owners.

In this group: Nankafu, Polepole, Wasonga, Kahindo

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin

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