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Solidarite Group
In this Group: Lenge, Faida, Katungu, Sibazuri, Namwana, Chibalonza, Dudu, Balemba, Kavira, Nyota, Jeanne, Bukashema, Wabiwa, Walingile, Waziwa, Kavira, Ishara, Bahuma, Soki, Marie, Zawadi, Josephine, Zawadi, Nsimire, Machozi, Akashe, Mbuka, Aline, Habamungu
Lenge is the secretary of the Solidarité business group. She is married and has 6 young children. Her husband is a master builder. Lenge is a trader of clothing and other miscellaneous items. She is a street trader. She began her business with a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima. She is now requesting her 11th loan cycle. She needs this new loan in order to buy 20 pieces of traditional wrap-around cloth (known as "pagnes") for bargaining. The profits from her business enable her to pay her rent, school fees and to live comfortably in the city of Goma. In the future, she would like to buy a plot of land. For this, she would like to thank Hekima for its support and for the empowerment of female small business owners. It should be noted that one customer in the photo is with her baby.
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La cliente Lenge est secrétaire du groupement d’affaire Solidarité, elle est mariée et mère de 6 jeunes enfants. Son mari Maitre maçon constructeur. La cliente est vendeuse d’habillement et divers. Elle est colporteur. Elle commença son entreprise avec le crédit de l’IMF Hekima. Elle est au 11e cycle de crédit. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec 20 pièces de pagnes a marchander . Les bénéfices de ses activités, lui permettent de payer le loyer, la scolarité, et de vivre aisément dans la ville de Goma. Dans le futur, elle ambitionne acheter une parcelle. Ainsi, elle remercie Hekima pour son appui et autonomisation des petits entrepreneurs femmes.Il sied de signaler qu'une cliente tient son bébé.

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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
  • 32
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,039,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Solidarite Group's $4,800 loan helped a member to buy 20 pieces of traditional wrap-around cloth ("pagnes").
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012