Mapendo sells bananas, and her husband is a tailor-clothier. She sets up her bananas at the community market of Katindo-Alanine. She has been operating small revenue-generating businesses of these types for ten years. However, she has just completed ten loan cycles with Hekima. This new loan must serve to buy a supply of fruit (4 bunches of bananas and a basket of avocados) to be sold. In addition, her ambition is to educate her children and to develop another enterprise.
Our client thanks Hekima for its actions favoring poor women who are excluded from traditional banks. It is appropriate to note that the business group Mufariji is composed mostly of women.
More information about this loan
Important InformationHEKIMA 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.
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