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Ujamaa Group
In this Group: Nabintu, Chakupewa, Mitila, Ntakobajira, Aksanti, Bulonda, Basedeki, Lubala, Sifa, Chizigire, Watukalusu, Lwaboshi, Musheru, Batula
Chizigire is the dynamic leader of the Ujamaa credit group. She is married to a mechanic, the mother of nine children who all go to school, and she has been selling shoes at the central market in Bukavu since 1994.

The loan requested will help her to get four boxes containing 12 pairs of used shoes. She would like to become a wholesaler.

She thanks Hekima for its support toward low-income women.
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L a présidente Chizigire est une femme dynamique du groupe de credit ujamaa. Mariée à un mécanicien, mère de 9 enfants tous scolarisés est vendeuse des souliers au marché central de Bukavu depuis 1994. Le credit sollicité va lui faciliter l’approvisionnement en 4 cartons de douze paires de souliers usagers. Son vouloir est de devenir grossiste ; ainsi elle remercie Hekima pour son soutien au femme à faible revenu.

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
  • 10
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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 Ujamaa Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to buy four boxes containing 12 pairs of used shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012