A loan of $8,000 helped a member to buy 500 pairs of second-hand shoes.

Philadelphie Group's story

The borrower, Julienne, has been a shopkeeper for 11 years. She is the president and a member of the "Philadelphie" business collective. She is a 40-year-old married mother of 7 children, 6 of which are receiving an education, the remaining child still being a baby. She sells second-hand shoes. She displays her wares on a street in one of the town's markets. She is requesting a loan from Hekima in order to grow her business. She plans to buy 500 pairs of second-hand shoes. Her partner is also a shopkeeper. She started her business with funds given to her by her husband. In the future, she is hoping to increase her turnover and to provide food and an education for her children. Finally, she would like to thank Hekima for the work their support of women entrepreneurs who are excluded from the established banking system by offering them loans without any material guarantees, especially during this difficult period of conflict in the east of the country.

In this group: Mongane, Kalaba, Chilaba, Julienne, Kampara, Kafulwa, Karuvanti, Buhendwa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith

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