Arche de Noe Group – Clothing (Goma, North Kivu Province, Dem. Rep. of Congo)
Mutima is the leader and chair of the “Noah’s Ark” lending group. She is an entrepreneur, over 50 years of age, married and the mother of six children, all of whom study. Some of them are university students, and several have their own households. She sells used clothing and is a member of a modern sewing shop. Her husband teaches at the university. She sells her merchandise by the road in front of her house. She has been in this business for 22 years. Mutima’s loan will allow her to buy two bales of used clothing. Her goal is to ensure her children’s education and to buy a house on the land plot she had purchased with the earnings from her business.