A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy a parcel of second-hand clothing for resale.


La Conscience Group's story

Jolie is a member of, and advisor to, the business group 'La Conscience', and has been a seller of second-hand clothing for seven years. She is 27 years old, married and mother to four children. One of her children attends school but the other three are too young to attend.

Jolie has requested this loan from the field partner, Hekima, in order to enlarge her business. This new loan will be used to buy a parcel of second-hand clothing. Her husband is a stone mason. He provided the initial money to allow her to go into business.

In the future, she would like to extend her loans, increase her business capital, send her children to school and feed and care for them regularly.

Jolie would like to thank Hekima for the support they offer to women entrepreneurs by extending credit to them without the need for a material guarantee. This is especially important at this critical moment of war in the east of the country.

In this group: Jolie, Kajeri, Simbizi, Mpala, Bujawayesu, Kabuno, Veronique, Suzana, Dyalufa, Siyapata, Buyohini, Kyabu, Muhesi, Muhesi, Eledor, Mawa, Sofi, Geretrude, Malekani, Naibahema, Jacquie, Agnes, Musarangatio, Mbavumoja, Marguerite, Nyota, Nuono, Kingombe, Marcelline, Pascaline, Banyanga, Bunali, Jean, Bahoiki
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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