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The entrepreneur Burume B. is the principal of Shaba Primary Catholic School. He is 47 years old, married and the father of six children, all of whom are doing good progress in their studies. He is an educator. He has been teaching for 15 years. His wife sells groceries in order to provide supplementary income for their household. Mr. Burume B. has received a loan from IMF Hekima for various family projects (housing construction and the retail business). As a client of Hekima, Burume Bismimwa appreciates its assistance to the poor who are excluded from the traditional banking system, such as teachers in Congo. This photo is taken inside the school office. The sign in the background makes a reference to a “microbe.”
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Burume B. est entrepreneur, directeur d’une école primaire Shaba, conventionnée catholique, âgée de 47 ans, père d’une famille de 6 enfants, tous étudient confortablement. Il est éducateur, il ya 15 ans qu’il exerce cette profession d’enseignement. Son épouse fait le petit commerce de vente des produits vivriers pour suppléer aux charges de leur ménage. Monsieur Burume B. bénéficie de crédit de l’IMF Hekima pour ses différents projets familiaux (construction de la maison et business). Le client Burume B. remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres exclus de banque classique, particulièrement les enseignants de la RDCongo. Cette photo est prise a l’intérieur du bureau de l’école. Les écritons entre coupe en arrière plan fait référence au « microbe »

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HEKIMA is a microfinance institution headquartered in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with branch offices in Goma and Bukavu. HEKIMA aims to contribute to the transformation of the economic, social, and spiritual lives of the economically active poor of the DRC. To this end, HEKIMA provides its clients with solidarity group loans to support income-generating activities. Despite ongoing instability and violence in its operating areas, HEKIMA continues to keep its doors open and provide credit and savings services for its over 90% female clientele.

About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,618,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Burume family projects (housing construction and business).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011