A loan of $10,000 helped a member to buy 10 bags of shoes.


Grâce Group's story

This client, Miderwa, is a counselor of the business group "Grace". She is a 42-year-old businesswoman and has five children, all of whom are in school. She is a widow. She has been selling shoes at the public market for nine years. She began this business with her own finances, which were provided by her husband before his death. Thanks to this business, she has accomplished several projects to help her fatherless children. This new loan will serve to buy ten bags of shoes. In addition, she hopes to expand her business and to see her children obtain their university degrees. Finally, she acknowledges the Hekima initiative for supporting and helping women become independent, especially those without access to finances because of the current war in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the economy is not stable.

In this group: Birembano, Serugendo, Ngomu, Ngomu, Miderwa, Julienne
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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