A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase 3 bags of traditional flour, 2 cartons of Nido milk, 1 carton of wine, 3 cartons of juice, and 2 cartons of water.


Les Scribes Group's story

Raymond is a shopkeeper and the president of the borrowing group "Les Scribes" ("the scribes.") He is a dynamic, 33-year-old unmarried entrepreneur who sells food products. He displays his products at a stand on the road in a busy neighborhood where he has acquired his customer base.

Raymond began his business with initial funds received from his parents. Later, he received a loan from the microfinance organization Hekima. He has been in business for 4 years.

This new loan will allow him to purchase 3 bags of traditional flour, 2 cartons of Nido milk, 1 carton of wine, 3 cartons of juice, 2 cartons of water, etc. With this, he hopes to be able to purchase land and build on it, to educate his little brothers, and to better prepare for his future.

In closing, he sincerely thanks Hekima for their support of small business entrepreneurs not eligible for traditional banking, especially during this difficult period of conflict in the eastern part of the country.

In this group: Raymond, Charles, Fabrice, Luck, Divine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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