A loan of $9,850 helped a member to five sacs of salted fish.

Kimya Group's story

Chantal has been a merchant for 20 years and is a member of the business group "Kimya". She is a dynamic entrepreneur, 43 years old, married, and a mother of eight children who all go to school.

Chantal sells salted fish. She conducts her business in a town market. She is seeking a loan from Hekima to expand her business. She is going to buy five sacs of salted fish.

Her husband is working in a non-governmental organization in town. Chantal started her business with money she received from her husband.

In the future, she would like to build a house, and educate and feed her children.

Chantal thanks Hekima for their support of female entrepreneurs who do not qualify for banking services, especially during this time of conflict in the east of the country.

In this group: Madeleine, Odia, Musafiri, Willer, Panzas, Rosette, Leonnie, Felicite, Badibala, Kioma, Safari, Alya, Kahongya, Angelique, Mado, Masika, Chantal, Jonnitta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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