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The client is an entrepreneur who is 52 years old, married, has 5 children, and many grandchildren. Her husband is unemployed as the a result of a long illness, which caused him to lose his job.

She is a fishmonger who sells her goods at the central market of Virunga. Since her youth, she’s been carrying out this type of old-fashioned business when she lived in a fishing ground in Vitshumbi, and before she moved to the city of Goma.

She has just obtained her 19th loan from Hekima. This new loan will help her buy 2 large bags of fish. She also hopes to see her children grow up comfortably, to have them finish university, and to grow her business.

The client thanks Hekima for their actions in favor of the poor women excluded from traditional banks.
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La cliente est un entrepreneur, âgée de 52 ans, mariée, mère de 5 enfants et plusieurs petits fils. Son mari est un chômeur suite a une logue maladie qui a failli qu’il perd son emploi. Elle est vendeuse de poissons. Elle expose ses marchandises au marché central de Virunga. Depuis sa jeunesse, elle exerce ces petites activités génératrices de revenus de ce genre jadis, quand elle vivait dans une pêcherie de Vitshumbi avant de s’installer dans la ville de Goma. Cependant, elle vient d’obtenir son 19eme crédit de Hekima. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec 2 gros sacs de poissons. En plus, elle souhaite voir ses enfants grandir confortablement , finir leurs cycles à l’université et accroitre son entreprise. 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
  • 16
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,638,125
    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 2 large bags of fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012