A loan of $9,200 helped a member buy soap, boxes of sweets, biscuits, sugar, rice, oil, soap powders, cosmetics, one box of notebooks, five boxes of pens, matches, iodized salt, etc.


Les Gédéons Group's story

The client Apoline has been a merchant for the past three years and is member of "Les Gideons" business association. A dynamic 56-year-old entrepreneur, she is married and the mother of 12 children, four of whom are in school and the others are already grown.

She sells a variety of manufactured items and is shareholder of a store. She is requesting a loan from Hekima to increase her business. She started with funds received from her husband, who is a teacher in a local school.

She will buy soap, boxes of sweets, biscuits, sugar, rice, oil, soap powders, cosmetics, one box of notebooks, five boxes of pens, matches, iodized salt, etc.

In the future, she plans to build her house, educate and feed her children. So she thanks Hekima for its support to women entrepreneurs excluded from the traditional banking system.

In this group: Apoline, Julienne, Apoline, Dorothe, Bagaya, Bahavu

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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