A loan of $3,700 helped a member to stock up on products (manioc/cassava, water, bags for packaging, coal etc).


Abigael Group's story

This client, by the name of Kamwanya, is an entrepreneur and the leader of the Abigael group. She is about 55 years old, married and the mother of three. Her husband is a policeman, a public safety officer. She sells “chikwange” (a typical dish in Kinshasa, Congo) out of her home. She also sells miscellaneous items to increase her revenues. She launched her business with her own funds received from her husband’s salary. She has been in this business since 1998. Later on she obtained a loan from IMF Hekima. This new loan will allow her to stock up on products (manioc/cassava, water, bags for packaging, coal etc). In addition she would like to see her children, who study at the university, to complete their degrees. This client thanks Hekima for its work supporting female entrepreneurs who lack access to traditional banking.

In this group: Sifa, Nyira, Kamwanya, Tembeya, Nafranka, Munyerenkana, Mwavita, Nsimire, Jeannette, Furaha, Mapendo, Mandamano, Faida, Lusenge, Esperence, Odia, Matabishi, Riziki, Madama, Furaha, Jeannette, Sifa, Nyasisa, Nabami, Namurobo, Aziza, Sifa, Kahindo, Faida, Nabintu, Kahindo, Mafuluko, Katungu, Mukasine, Namavu
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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