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Mapendo Group
In this Group: Baruti, Riziki, Kyatokekwa, Sanganiro, Mugisho, Kisonga, Yotemema, Mwanaidi, Bernard, Masupa, Zagabe, Wambinja, Machozi, Sifa, Chibalonza, Chibalonza, Kahindo, Mukonda, Bulonda
Mwanaidi K. (raising her hand in the picture) is the leader of the Mapendo group and she's seeking her fifteenth loan. She's 43 years old, divorced, and the mother of ten children, of whom six attend school while others live on their own). It must be noted that she has to support her children by herself, since her former husband abandoned her completely.

She started her business with a capital obtained from her husband, before their divorce. Her business, which she has been running for 24 years, consists in providing chickens to hotels, snack bars, restaurants… of the city. With this new loan, she wishes to bolster her revenue by purchasing 50 chickens. In the future, she intends to diversify her business and purchase a transport vehicle.

Mwanaidi K. thanks Kiva's partner, MFI Hekima, for the loans she receives with no collateral at all. Thanks to these loans, she manages to provide for her children. Mapendo group is composed of 19 members, mostly women.
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Mwanaidi K. est leader du groupe d’affaire Mapendo, elle lève la main sur la photo, cliente au 15e cycle de crédit,âgée de 43 ans,divorcée. Elle est mère de 10 enfants parmi lesquels 6 vont à l’école et d’autres ont leurs propres foyers.Notons qu’elle supporte seule la charge de ses enfants car son ancien mari l’a complètement abandonné. Elle a commencé ses activités avec un capital de son mari avant qu’ils divorcent. Son Busines est de fournir les poulets aux hôtels,snack bars, restaurants de la ville,etc. Il y a 24 ans qu’elle exerce cette activité de vente des poulets. Avec ce nouveau crédit, elle souhaite augmenter son chiffre d’affaire en achetant 50 poulets. Dans l’avenir, elle planifie diversifier ses activités et acheter un véhicule de transports. Mwanaidi K. remercie l’IMF Hekima pour les crédits qu’elle reçoit sans aucune garantie matérielle car grâce à ces crédits elle parvient à subvenir aux besoins de ses enfants. Le groupe Mapendo est composé des 19 membres majoritairement femmes.

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Important Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,650,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mapendo Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to buy 50 chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011