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Simbira Group
In this Group: Mapendo , Chiregano, Kajuru, Sifa , Binenwa, Mukuzo, Nabarungu, Mwavita, Furaha, Njabuka, Kalimbiro, M'masirika, Ntamuguma, Barhasima , Namukuru
Mapendo is an ambitious 32 year old woman. She is the president of the Simbira business association. She has four children who are all in school and is married to a trader. She has been selling fish fry since 2006. This is her 8th loan cycle with Hekima. She is requesting this new loan in order to buy 80 kilos of fish fry. Her goal is to build a family home. For this, she would like to thank Hekima for helping poor low-paid women.
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La cliente Mapendo femme ambitieuse, âgée de 32ans est présidente de l’association d’affaire simbira. Mère de 4enfants tous scolarisés, est mariée à un commerçant. Elle vendeuse des fretins depuis 2006 et est au 8ème cycle de crédit chez Hekima. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir à l’approvisionnement de 80 kilos des fretins. Son vouloir est de construire une maison d’habitation familiale. Sur ce, elle remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de la femme pauvre à faible revenu.

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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.

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.

About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,635,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Simbira Group's $5,250 loan helped a member to buy 80 kilos of fish fry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012