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Kavira is an experienced entrepreneur, a widow and the mother of six children - some of whom are students, others have already left home and are living in their own families. She is a seller of cassava flour from an agricultural store situated in the Birere shopping centre. She began this business when she was young; she was married at the time. Her husband died following a short illness which provoked a heart attack.
The main difficulty with this business, she says, is that she often sells on credit - with the risk of not being paid.
This new loan will allow her to stock up with thirty sacks of cassava flour. Due to the loans from Hekima, she is able to fund her children's education and/or marriage as the case may be. With these loans, she wants to grow the size of her working capital.
She thanks Hekima for its support for the independence of women small entrepreneurs.
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La cliente Kavira est un entrepreneur expérimenté, veuve, mère de 6 enfants, parmi les quels, il ya des étudiants et d’autres qui ont déjà leurs foyers. La cliente est vendeuse de farine de maniocs dans un dépôt agricole de stockage, situé dans le centre commercial de Birere. Elle a commence cette activité depuis sa jeunesse, de lors, qu’elle fut mariée. Son mari fut décédé suite a une courte maladie causa l’arrêt cardiaque. Le défi majeur de cette activité dit-elle, est qu’elle vend parfois en crédit avec risque de ne pas être payé.Ce nouveau crédit lui servir de s'approvisionner avec 30 sacs de farine de maniocs. Grace aux crédits de Hekima, elle parvient à scolariser ses enfants et marier pour d’autres. Ainsi, elle souhaite voir son capital augmente en volume. Elle remercie Hekima pour son appui et autonomisation des petits entrepreneurs femmes.

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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.

About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,635,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Kavira to purchase thirty sacks of cassava flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012