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The client is an entrepreneur. She is 52 years old, married and mother to 6 young children, who are all studying. Her husband is a technician / carpenter.

She sells food products and various other items. She displays her goods in a small warehouse. She has been engaged revenue-generating activities like these since her childhood.

She has just obtained her 18th loan from Hekima and will use this new loan to stock up with 10 sacs of onions. She would also like to see her children grow up comfortably, expand her business and open a shop. She thanks Hekima for supporting disadvantaged women excluded from regular bank lending channels.
La cliente est un entrepreneur, âgée de 52 ans, mariée, mère de 6 jeunes enfants, qui étudient tous. Son mari est un technicien menuisier. Elle est vendeuse de divers et denrées alimentaires. Elle expose des articles dans un petit dépôt. Depuis sa jeunesse, 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 10 sacs d’oignons. En plus, elle souhaite voir ses enfants grandir confortablement et accroitre son entreprise et ouvrir une boutique. La cliente remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres femmes exclues de banque classique.

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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
  • 28
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,040,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped this borrower to buy 10 sacs of onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
24 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012