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Uwemacho Group
In this Group: Bintisefu, Claudette, Veronique, Wayali, Alain, Lukongo, Bukeye, Chiruza, Kadogoyi, Sakali, Maliro, Toto, Furaha, Djuma, Mulindwa, Mwakakoko, Hakizimwami, Zawadi, Tadeyo, Sifa, Yolande, Nyamashara, Furaha, Ntabira, Perpetwa
The client Lukongo is counselor of the Uwemacho loan group. She is a courageous entrepreneur, 40 years old, and mother of eight children. Her husband is a framing carpenter.

The client sells shoes. She started this business with funds received from her husband. This new loan will be used to buy 30 pairs of shoes.

The financial crisis, insecurity, an insufficient amount of working capital are major obstacles to developing her business.

In the future, she wants to ensure her children's education and build a house. She thanks Hekima for its support to micro-financing.
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La cliente Lukongo est conseillère du groupe de crédit « Uwemacho », entrepreneur courageuse, âgée de 40 ans et mère de 8 enfants. Son conjoint est un menuisier charpentier. La cliente est vendeuse de souliers. Elle commença cette activité avec le fonds reçu de son mari. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’acheter 30 paires de souliers. La crise financière, l’insécurité, l’insuffisance du montant de commerce sont des obstacles majeurs pour le développement de son activité. Dans le futur, elle souhaite scolariser ses enfants et construire une maison. Ainsi, elle remercie Hekima pour son soutien en micro crédit.

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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
  • 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 portion of Uwemacho Group's $4,250 loan helped a member buy 30 pairs of shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2013
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013