A loan of $6,500 helped a member 100 boxes of juice, biscuits, pasta etc.

Elonga B Group's story

Our client Christine is a vendor belonging to the « Elong B » group, of which she is the treasurer. She is a 50-year old entrepreneur, married and the mother of 10 children, six of whom are in school and four are still little. She sells various food products. She displays her products in food center in the city. [She] has launched her business with the funds received from her husband, a taxi driver. Later on, [she] received a loan from IMF Hekima. She has been in this business for 10 years. This new loan will allow her to stock up merchandise, such as 100 boxes of juice, biscuits, pasta, etc. She would like to bolster her capital, build a house, and provide for schooling, clothing and food expenses for her children. Finally, she sincerely thanks Hekima for allowing male and female entrepreneurs excluded from the traditional banking system to become autonomous, especially at this difficult time following armed conflicts in the east of the country.

In this group: Sikuliwako, Bwira, Mushegera, Aziza, Christine, Mugabe

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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