A loan of $4,100 helped a member to buy 50 cases of Primus and 30 of Fanta, etc.

Victoire Group's story

The client Faida is president of the business collective named "Victory". She is 48 years old and married with eight children. Her husband is unemployed, but he earns small commissions on land sales transactions. Her oldest son is 26 and the youngest is 8; all of them study. Faida has been selling drinks for more than 26 years, beginning with money she received from her father. She has just completed 18 cycles in the Hekima microcredit program. She sells her products from home and sometimes along the roadside. Faida's biggest obstacle is that she sells in the national currency (Congolese franc), which sometimes suffers from exchange losses against the dollar. This new loan will allow her buy 50 cases of Primus and 30 of Fanta, and the rest of the money will be invested. She wants to see her children complete university studies and to enlarge her business. Faida praises the initiative of IMF Hekima for its actions dedicated to increasing the independence of women excluded from the conventional banking system.

In this group: Pendano, Zaina, Faida, Mulasi, Kalonda, Ntasimwa, Nzigire, Makasi, Shamaba, Kyakimwa, Farijika, Furaha, Zawadi, Badera

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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