The client is an entrepreneur and head of the Unyenyekevu business group. She is 55 years old, married and the mother of 10 children, who are all in school. Her husband is a mechanic.
She sells second hand handbags. She has been involved in small-scale business of this type for four years. This is her 11th loan from Hekima, and will enable her to buy one sack of bags, among other things.
She would like to see her children grow up in comfort, expand her business and buy another plot of land to leave to her children. She would like to thank Hekima for its work helping poor women who are excluded from traditional banking.
La cliente, leader du groupe d’affaire «Unyenyekevu », est entrepreneur, âgée de 55 ans, mariée, mère de 10 jeunes enfants, qui étudient tous. Son mari est un mécanicien. Elle est vendeuse de sacs à main (second hand). Il y a 4 ans révolus qu’elle exerce ces petites activités génératrices de revenus de ce genre. Cependant, elle vient d’obtenir son 11eme crédit de Hekima. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec 1 ballon de sacs, etc. En plus, elle souhaite voir ses enfants grandir confortablement, accroitre son entreprise et acheter une seconde parcelle qu’elle léguera en héritage à ses enfants. La cliente remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres femmes exclues de banque classique.
More information about this loan
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.