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The borrow Masika is a dynamic entrepreneur who recently became a part of the Hekima micro-credit program. She is 43 years old, divorced and the mother of eight children who all attend school, some at the university level. It should be noted that she alone cares for her children as her former husband has completely abandoned her. Her business is the artisanal production of “Mandrakwa” juice, which is made from corn through local methods. She also owns a mill for grinding corn, manioc, sorghum, etc. She began her business with a loan from Hekima around 2003. She says that thanks to rotating loans through Kiva she made many investments that she would not have dreamed of making before. With this new loan, she hopes to increase her turnover by buying 20 sacks of corn. She plans to open a small shop and buy a van for deliveries, since her oldest son just finished his training to be an auto mechanic. She is grateful for the initiative l’IMF Hekima has taken to support women’s independence and entrepreneurship.
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La cliente Masika est un entrepreneur dynamique qui vient d’évoluer dans le programme de micro crédit Hekima, âgée de 43 ans, divorcée et mère de 8 enfants qui étudient tous, parmi lesquels, il y a des universitaires. Notons qu’elle supporte seule la charge de ses enfants car son ancien mari l’a complètement abandonné. Son business est la production artisanale de jus appelée “Mandrakwa” issue de transformation de Maïs par une technologie locale. Elle est aussi propriétaire de moulin de farine de mais, de manioc, de sorgho, etc. Elle a commencé ses activités avec le crédit de base de Hekima, et cela vers les années 2003. Dit-elle, grâce aux crédits rotatifs de Hekima, elle a réalisé beaucoup d’investissements, jadis qu’elle ne rêve point en avoir. Avec ce nouveau prêt, elle souhaite augmenter son chiffre d’affaire en achetant 20 sacs de Maïs. Elle planifie ouvrir une petite boutique et acheter un minus bus pour le transport urbain étant donné que son fils aine vient de terminer une formation en mécanique auto mobile. Elle salut l’initiative de l’IMF Hekima pour son appui à l’autonomisation des femmes et à l’entreprenariat féminin.

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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
  • 5
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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 loan of $1,500 helped Masika to buy 20 sacks of corn, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013