A loan of $1,500 helped to buy 20 sacks of corn, etc.


Masika's story

The borrow Masika is a dynamic entrepreneur who recently became a part of the Hekima micro-credit program. She is 43 years old, divorced and the mother of eight children who all attend school, some at the university level. It should be noted that she alone cares for her children as her former husband has completely abandoned her. Her business is the artisanal production of “Mandrakwa” juice, which is made from corn through local methods. She also owns a mill for grinding corn, manioc, sorghum, etc. She began her business with a loan from Hekima around 2003. She says that thanks to rotating loans through Kiva she made many investments that she would not have dreamed of making before. With this new loan, she hopes to increase her turnover by buying 20 sacks of corn. She plans to open a small shop and buy a van for deliveries, since her oldest son just finished his training to be an auto mechanic. She is grateful for the initiative l’IMF Hekima has taken to support women’s independence and entrepreneurship.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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