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La Réponse Group
In this Group: Mvano, Machozi, Kisuba, Kubuya, Misuba, Sekimonyo, Brigitte
This client, Brigitte, is advisor to the "La Réponse" business group. She is a young and dynamic entrepreneur, 30 years of age and mother of four children, all in school. Her husband is a trader of various merchandise.

The member sells shoes in the market. She began this business with funds received from her husband. Later, she was granted credit from the Hekima MFI, and has been performing this activity for the past nine years. Insecurity is an issue for her business activity.

This new loan will be used to buy six bales of worn shoes. In the future, she wants to build a home and further her children's education. So she blesses Hekima for supporting women entrepreneurs.
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La cliente Brigitte est conseillère du collectif d’affaire « La réponse », jeune entrepreneur dynamique, âgée de 30 ans et mère de 4 enfants, qui étudient tous. Son conjoint est un commerçant de divers. La cliente est vendeuse de souliers au marché. Elle commença cette affaire avec son fond propre reçu de son mari. Plus tard, elle bénéficia le crédit de l’IMF Hekima. il y a 9 ans qu’elle exerce cette activité. L'insécurité constitue un obstacle pour son activité. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’acheter 6 ballons de souliers usés. Dans le futur, elle souhaite construire et scolariser ses enfants. Ainsi, elle bénit Hekima pour son soutien aux femmes entrepreneurs.

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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
  • 31
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,040,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Réponse Group's $9,900 loan helped a member buy 6 bales of worn shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014