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Rhuhekekuguma Group
In this Group: Vumilia*, Atosha*, Nakinja, Sifa, Cakupewa, Cibonga, Furaha, Nabami, Furaha, Nyaremana, Nsimire, Nzigire, Kitumaini, Sikitu, Amisi, Furaha, Bahogwerhe, Namavu, Nanfranga, Furaha
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Sifa is the treasurer of the borrowing group called Rhuhekekuguma. Aged 34, she is married to a taxi driver and the mother of seven children, of whom five are enrolled in school. She has been selling various foodstuffs (refined oil, rice, salt, sugar and flour) since 1998. She intends to add to her inventory: eight sacks of rice, one 20-liter jerrycan of refined oil, and one sack of 50 kilos of sugar. Her dream is to construct a commercial house. She wishes prosperity for Hekima.
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Sifa est trésorière dans le groupe de credit rhuhekekuguma. Agée de 34 ans est mariée à un taxi man et mère de 7enfants dont 5 sont scolarisés. Elle vend divers produits vivriers (huile raffinée, riz, sel, sucre et farine) depuis 1998. Elle compte s’approvisionner en 8 sacs de riz, 1 bidon de 20 litres d’huile raffinée et 1 sac de sucre (50 kg). Son vœu est de construire une maison commerciale. Elle souhaite à Hekima la prospérité.

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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.

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
  • 44
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,989,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rhuhekekuguma Group's $5,575 loan helped a member to buy eight sacks of rice, one 20-liter jerrycan of refined oil, and one 50 kilo sack of sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012