A loan helped a member to purchase 'pagne' cloth to sell.

Mann Du Ciel Group's story

This client, Lucie, is a treasurer of the business association "Manne du ciel". She is a senior entrepreneur, experienced, energetic, 60 years old, a widow, and mother of seven children, who already have their own homes. Lucie is a vendor of 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa). She sets up her merchandise in a busy district, particularly along the street. She started her business with a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima. She has been in this business for nine years.

This new loan will be used to purchase 15 bales of 'pagne' cloth. Thus, she would like to provide schooling to her grandchildren, expand her business plans, and build a nice house for her retirement.

In conclusion, she thanks Hekima very much for promoting autonomy among unbanked women entrepreneurs, especially during this critical time of war in the country's east.

In this group: Marie Claire, Lucie, Annie, Ajabu, Wamunzila

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey.

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