A loan of $8,600 helped a member to buy two bales of used clothing.


Joyeuse Group's story

The borrower, named Muhombo, has been working in retail for the past 16 years. She is 43 years old and married. She is also a member and the adviser of the "Joyeuse" business group. She sells various used clothing and displays her merchandise at one of the markets, in town. She is requesting a loan from Hekima in order to increase her business. She is going to buy two bales of used clothes.

Muhombo started her business with some money received from her husband. She and her husband work closely together as he is also involved in retail. In the future, she would like to take more loans, educate and feed her children. She thanks Hekima for providing microloans and supporting entrepreneurs with no access to the traditional banking system, particularly during this post-conflict period in Eastern Congo.

In this group: Abdou, Siherya, Florence, Muhima, Ndanga, Denise, Lucie, Charles, Darcise, Ngoa, Claudine, Miriam, Florence, Rachel, Feli, Kisuba, Mahamba, Kizungu, Alphonsine, Musalambi, Scol, Benita, Muhombo

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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