A loan of $3,775 helped a member to purchase 30 hair pieces and a variety of other cosmetics products to sell.


Lafortune Group's story

The client, Bembeleza, is the representative of the loan group Lafortune. A courageous woman entrepreneur, she is 40 years old and the mother of eleven children, who are all in school. Bembeleza is a retailer of sundry cosmetic products, particularly wigs, hair extensions, beauty lotions, perfumes, etc. at the Virunga central market. Her husband is a welding technician.

Bembeleza started her business with a Hekima loan when she was informed by her friends of this microcredit program. The profits from her business go toward savings, food, and schooling for her children. However, she just completed her fifth loan cycle. Over that time, this client saw her business progress upward, despite the multitude of taxes to which she is subjected. In any case, thanks to Hekima loans, she achieved important home supplies and equipment for her family.

So her new loan must serve to supply her with 30 wigs and a variety of other goods. In addition, she would like to see her children grow up smoothly.

This client thanks Hekima and its partners for their actions in supporting poor women with low incomes to become autonomous.

In this group: Bembeleza, Nkinzo, Zirko, Ganyamulume, Watanga, Dunia, Dorcas, Kasanya, Marie, Banfunyembake, Rosette, Maneno, Furaha, Nanjoga, Masika, Feza, Sifa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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