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La Paix Virunga Group
In this Group: Kahambu, Kambale, Georgette, Kahambu, Kahindo, Kakule, Furaha, Kabuo, Bashushano, Faida, Mwadjuma, Masika, Masika, Cikuru, Amani, Ndimubanzi, Maliyabwana, Munyerekana, Nzigire, Sinandugu, Kasoki, Riziki, Baseme, Haruna, Ndoole, Rehema, Mushagalusha
Furaha is a dynamic entrepreneure and leader of the business group "La paix Virunga" (the Virunga Peace). She is a married mother of seven children. Her husband is currently unemployed.

Furaha sells maize flour (cornmeal) at the central market of Virunga. She has been engaged in this income-generating activity for about three years. She started her business with a loan from the Hekima MFI.

This new loan will allow her to buy five bags of cornmeal for resale. She plans to expand her business and support her children’s tuition.

Furaha thanks the Hekima MFI for helping poor people who do not have access to traditional banks.
La cliente Furaha est entrepreneur dynamique, Leader du groupe d’affaire « La paix Virunga », mariée, mère de 7 enfants. Son mari est actuellement sans emploi. La cliente est vendeuse des Farines de maïs(semoules)au marché central de Virunga. Environs 3 ans, elle exerce cette activité génératrice de revenus. Elle démarra son business avec le prêt reçu de l’IMF Hekima. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec 5 sacs de farines de maïs (semoules) à marchander. En plus, elle ambitionne agrandir son entreprise, scolariser ses enfants. La cliente remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres exclus 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.

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
  • 15
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,650,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Paix Virunga Group's $3,950 loan helped a member to buy five bags of cornmeal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2012
Jul 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012