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Ushindi Group
In this Group: Kalonda, Malazire, Musanganya, Floride, Bulambo, Mukunja, Aline, Brigitte, Marie Anne, Gaude, Shomari, Kikingi, Nabashali, Kabunvu, Brigitte, Kalumire, Banza, Edwige, Kalungu, Sikuzani, Matumaini, Mabumba, Gorette, Noella, Kaheto, Isabelle, Mapendano, Rusangiza, Pascaline, Mubage, Chishunguluka, Mumarha, Simwerayi, Lutumba, Mongi, Mihigo
The borrower, Bulambo, is the leader of the business group "Ushindi". She is 36 years old and a young, although experienced, entrepreneur. She is also married and the mother of six children who all attend school. Her husband works as a teacher in a public school.

Bulambo sells used shoes, displaying her goods at the market. She started in this business using her own funds, received from her husband.

She will use this new loan to buy three bales of used shoes. She hopes to be able to expand her activity, feed and educate her children, and build a nice house.

Finally, she would like to thank Hekima for providing support to small-scale entrepreneurs, through micro-credit.
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La cliente Bulambo est leader du groupe d’affaire « Ushindi», jeune entrepreneur expérimentée, âgée de 36 ans, mariée et mère de 6 enfants qui étudient tous. Son conjoint est un enseignant dans une école publique. La cliente est vendeuse de souliers usagers. Elle installe ses articles au marché. Elle commença ses affaires avec son fonds propre reçu de son mari. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’acheter 3 ballons de souliers. Ainsi, elle souhaite accroitre son entreprise, scolariser, nourrir ses enfants et construire une jolie maison. Au finish, elle remercie fortement Hekima pour son soutien en microcrédit aux petits entrepreneurs.

Additional Information

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
  • 4
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,396,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ushindi Group's $8,675 loan helped a member to buy three bales of used shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013