A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy 18 pagnes.


Joyeuse-M Group's story

The client, Luanda, is vice-president of the Joyeuse Mpya business group and a very ambitious and experienced entrepreneur. She is 45 years old. She is not married, and she has three children.

Luanda sells pagnes. She sells her goods at the central Virunga market. She started her business with her own funds that she received from her older brother. Later, she sought support from the microfinance institution, Hekima. She has just gone through her third cycle in Hekima's micro-lending program. She has been running her business for about ten years now.

This new loan will allow her to stock up with 18 pagnes. Luanda is comfortable with her business. In the future, she plans to buy a parcel of land and build a house. She would like to thank Hekima for supporting and empowering women who are small entrepreneurs.

In this group: Furaha, Cinane, Mwavua, Kavira, Siuzike, Katembo, Sudi, Sifa, Kahindo, Martini, Luanda, Kahambu, Kahambu, Bisusa`

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry



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