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Our customer Fitina is a 38 years old entrepreneur. She is married and a mother of nine children who all go to school. Her husband is a carpenter. She retails second-hand shoes at the Cadeco municipal market.

She has been in the business since she lived in the Bukavu region. In fact, it's been over 19 years that she's been in this business.In addition, she just went through three loan cycles with Hekima's graduated financial products.

This new loan should allow her to build up her stock with one bundle of second-hand shoes; the remainder of the money will be allocated to the family's small projects. In addition to this, she aims to keep her children in school and to build her house. The customer thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of poor women excluded from traditional banking. The customer is sitting very serenely in front of her habitation.
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La cliente Fitina est entrepreneur, âgée de 38 ans, mariée, mère de 9 enfants et tous ses enfants étudient. Son mari est un menuisier charpentier.Elle est vendeuse de souliers usés au marché municipal CADECO. Depuis Bukavu-Sud Kivu,avant qu'elle s'installe à Goma, elle exercait cette activité. Certes,il ya 19 ans révolus qu'elle fait ce commerce. Cependant, elle vient de réaliser 3 cycles avec le crédit de Hekima avec ses produits de graduation. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec 1 ballon de souliers usés et le reste d’argent sera affecté dans les petits projets de la famille. En plus, elle ambitionne scolariser ses enfants et construire sa maison. La cliente remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres femmes exclues de banque classique.La cliente reste très sereine devant sa résidence.

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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.

About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,444,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Fitina to buy one bundle of second-hand shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 29, 2011