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Imara Group
In this Group: Nayoni, Kanyere, Masika, Kyakimwa, Maombi, Maria, Marlik, Kavira, Jeanne, Kavugho, Kahambu, Francoise, Kavira, Kabuo, Zaina, Komayombi, Kavira, Jeannette, Soki, Masika, Katung, Kahindo, Tuliza, Muhawe, Claudine, Kavira
The borrower, Kanyere, is the leader of the Imara group. She is a 44-year-old dynamic entrepreneur and the mother of 12 children, eight of whom attend school. Her husband is a government employee.

Kanyere sells food products (tomatoes, potatoes, bananas etc.) She displays her goods in a small food stall. She started in this business with a loan taken with the microfinance institution Hekima and has already completed 22 loan cycles with them. With her new loan, she will increase her stock of goods and buy some tomatoes, bananas, groundnut, potatoes, fruits etc. In doing so, she wishes to expand her business and educate her children.

Kanyere thanks Hekima for its support. She is also requesting that they review their repayment schedule (weekly repayment instead of monthly repayment).
La cliente Kanyere est leader du groupe Imara, entrepreneur dynamique, âgée de 44 ans et mère de 12 enfants, parmi les quels 8 etudient. Son conjoint est un fonctionnaire de l’Etat. La cliente est vendeuse des denrées alimentaires (tomates, patates, bananes, etc.). Elle installe ses produits dans un petit dépôt. Elle commença avec le crédit de l’IMF Hekima. Elle vient de réaliser 22 cycles de crédits dans le projet Hekima. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’augmenter son stock (tomates, bananes, arachides, patates, fruits, etc.). Ainsi, elle souhaite accroitre son entreprise et scolariser ses enfants. Elle remercie Hekima pour son soutien en micro credit sans aucune garentie materielle.

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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
  • 6
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,635,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Imara Group's $3,550 loan helped a member to increase her stock of goods (tomatoes, bananas, groundnuts, potatoes, fruits etc...).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013