A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy 30 cases of Fanta, Primus, Mutzig, etc.


Arche Group's story

This client, Wayali, is a member of the loan group Arche. She is a woman living by herself, energetic, ambitious, a self-made entrepreneur, and 51 years old. She sells beverages (Primus, Fanta, Mutzig, etc.). She started her business by selling sugar cane on the roadside. Later, she advanced her business and changed it. She has a tiny place named Place Vadam, a base where she welcomes her customers who come to quench their thirst. When she was informed about micro-loans, which the microfinance institution Hekima awards, she obtained her first loan of $50 to bolster her business. The profits from her business go to savings, food, and helping to cover schooling costs for her children and grandchildren. However, she just obtained her seventh loan. Over this time, this client saw her business really prosper. So she decided to increase the loan amount for this new cycle. This new loan must serve to supply her with 30 cases of beverages (Fanta, Primus, Mutzig, etc.). In addition, she would like to open a snack bar in order to see her children grow up and expand their horizons. This client thanks Hekima for its actions helping poor women excluded from traditional banks to become autonomous.

In this group: Kalala, Bagheni, Wayali, Bahati
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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