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Herikwetu/katana Group
In this Group: Vumilia, Ntakobanjira, Bembeleza, Bafakulemba, Mapendo, Kibibi, Bahati, Baderha, Faida, Maliyetu, Mwamini, Ntabugi, Nakanyere, Furaha*, Cirubankaderha*
* not pictured
This client, Mapendo, is the treasurer of the group Herikwetu. She is 40 years old, divorced, and the mother of four children, of whom three are in school. With the loan requested, she will be able to purchase 25 containers of palm oil. Her dream is to have her own warehouse for inventory to sell wholesale and also to provide a good life for her children. So she thanks Hekima for its actions.
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La cliente Mapendo est trésorière dans le groupe Herikwetu. Elle est âgée de 40ans, divorcée et mère de 4 enfants dont 3 sont scolarisés. Avec le prêt sollicité, elle pourra acheter 25 bidons d’huile de palme. Son rêve est d’avoir son propre dépôt de stockage pour la vente en gros et une bonne survie de ses enfants. Ainsi elle remercie Hekima pour ses actions.

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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
  • 4
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,618,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Herikwetu/katana Group's $2,650 loan helped a member to purchase 25 containers of palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012