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Upendo Group
In this Group: Louise, Monique, Estela, Kaparayi, Nzadiedionne, Irène, Mwamini, Justine, Devote, Jasumini, Karori, Chabutua, Justine, Hassani, Joise, Bukerimonza, Kahindo, Gasheli, Ngalangala, Ndizeye, Vahavirake, Slima, Hassani, Furaha
Member Hassani is leader of the Upendo credit loan solidarity group. An experienced entrepreneur, 67 years of age. she is married with six children of whom some are in school and others already have their own families. Her husband is an technician in metallurgy (fitter).

This member is a seamstress. She owns a tailoring and sewing workshop. She started her workshop with her own funds received from her husband around 1983.

This new loan will be used to buy sewing material (fabric, thread, zippers, bronze ribbons, lace, etc..). She wants to expand her business, educate her children, feed her grandchildren. To summarize, she strongly thanks Hekima for its support with the microfinancing of small businesses.
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La cliente Hassani est leader du collectif de crédit « Upendo», doyenne, entrepreneur expérimentée, âgée de 67 ans, mariée et mère de 6 enfants étudient et d’autres ont déjà leurs familles respectives. Son conjoint est un technicien en métallurgie (ajusteur). La cliente est couturière. Elle est propriétaire d’un atelier de coupe et couture. Elle commença son atelier avec son fonds propre reçu de son mari vers les années 1983. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’acheter les materiels de couture (tissus, fils, tirettes, mordoré, dentelles, etc.). Ainsi, elle souhaite accroitre son entreprise, scolariser, nourrir ses petits fils. Au finish, elle remercie fortement Hekima pour son soutien en microcrédit aux petits 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
  • 30
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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 Upendo Group's $4,075 loan helped a member buy sewing material (fabric, thread, zippers, bronze ribbons, lace, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013