A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy "sombe", bananas and sweet potatoes.

La Paix Virunga Group's story

The customer, Kahambu, is the leader of the "La paix Virunga" group. She is an entrepreneur and married with six young children. Her husband is unemployed, although he makes small commissions on selling pieces of land. The customer sells vegetables and other foods. She began this business with a loan from IMF Hekima. The challenge in her business is when she loses large quantities of her vegetables, above all when she does not manage to sell them the same day as they are picked. This new loan will be used to get fresh supplies of "sombe" (a dish of boiled and pounded cassava leaves), bananas, sweet potatoes etc. She thus thanks Hekima for its program dedicated to small entrepreneurs who cannot access banks.

In this group: Kahambu, Georgette, Kahambu, Masika, Kahindo, Bashushano, Faida, Mwadjuma, Jeanne, Justine, Ndimubanzi, Kambale

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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