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This client is a young hardware entrepreneur who is 36 years old, married, and the mother of seven young children, who are all students. She and her husband help each other in her enterprise. She sells construction materials. She displays items in a small warehouse. For five years, she has been in revenue-generating work of this kind.

However, she just obtained her 18th loan from Hekima. This new loan must serve to supply her with an inventory of goods. In addition, she wishes to see her children grow up comfortably and to increase the value of her enterprise.

This client thanks Hekima for its actions favoring poor women who are excluded from traditional banking.
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La cliente est jeune entrepreneur quincaillère, âgée de 36 ans, mariée, mère de 7 jeunes enfants, qui étudient tous. Elle s’entraide avec son mari dans son entreprise. Elle est vendeuse de matériels de construction. Elle expose des articles dans un petit dépôt. Il y a 5 ans révolus qu’elle exerce ces petites activités génératrices de revenus de ce genre. Cependant, elle vient d’obtenir son 18eme crédit de Hekima. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec un stock. En plus, elle souhaite voir ses enfants grandir confortablement et accroitre son entreprise en valeur. La cliente remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres femmes exclues de banque classique.

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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
  • 3
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,396,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped this borrower to buy scrap metal, electrical cables, conduit, cement, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
24 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012