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Asifiwe Group
In this Group: Furaha, Bashoshere, Mapendo, Furaha, Baraka, Nsimire, Bahati, Kadogo, Bushsshiri, Balingene, Mwendapole, Lwamira, Josephine, Kanyere, Mirimo, Florence, Bahati, Mwamini, Mirere, Uwimana
Furaha, age 21 and single, is a young entrepreneur and a member of the business group Asifiwe. She sells food products and also works as a seamstress. She started to train for small jobs after quitting school. Her mother helps her in these small activities.

Furaha is a shareholder in a sewing shop. She started this business with her own money. Later on, she turned to the microfinance institution Hekima for financial assistance.

She will use this new loan to buy four sacks of beans, groundnut, oil etc., and invest the rest into funding her sewing shop. Her major challenge is the amount of taxes that she has to pay.

Furaha thanks Hekima for its support and its actions toward the empowerment of women who want to create their own small businesses.
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La cliente Furaha est membre du le groupement d’affaire Asifiwe, jeune entrepreneur, célibataire, âgée de 21 ans. Elle est vendeuse des denrées alimentaires. Elle fait également la coupe couture.De lors qu’elle a raté son parcours scolaire, elle a fait la formation de petits métiers. Elle s’entraide avec sa maman dans ces petites activités. Elle est sociétaire d’un atelier de couture. Elle commença son entreprise avec son fonds propre. Plus tard, elle sollicita le soutien de l’IMF Hekima. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec 4 sacs de haricots, d’arachides, huiles, etc., et une autre somme de crédit sera affectée dans son atelier de couture. Le grand défi qu’elle connait dans son activité est la multiplicité de taxe. Ainsi, elle remercie Hekima pour son appui et autonomisation des petits entrepreneurs femmes.

Additional Information

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
  • 14
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,424,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Asifiwe Group's $4,250 loan helped a member to buy four sacks of beans, groundnut, oil etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012