Florida sells sugar cane. She started her business with a basic loan from the Hekima MFI, and this is her 12th loan cycle. She conducts her sales from her home, wholesale and retail.
This new loan will help her to buy one ton of sugar cane from the Rutshuru region. Her main challenge is the lack of political stability in the Rutshuru territory, which is under occupation by M23 rebels and other subversive elements.
She plans to buy a plot of land for her family and to help her children finish their studies.
Florida wishes to thank the Hekima MFI for helping impoverished women who do not have access to traditional banking channels.
More information about this loan
Important InformationHEKIMA 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.
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