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Umoja Virunga Group
In this Group: Linjanja, Buyana, Musema, Katana, Bahungabalire, Mutijima, Mulilirwa, Fungulo, Bahati, Mendela, Christine, Beatrice, Noela, Kalombola, Felicien, Banyere, Mukaba, Sengabire, Mweze, Gislaine, Bahanya, Nyundo, Mirindi, Fataki, Mwenge, Mugisha, Maroyi, Biruru, Masirika, Chinyabuguma, Pascal, Mishebei, Bahaya, Lingwala, Nzuva, Nalungo, Marieth, Muyisa
The client Buyana is 36 years old and a mother of 7 children. She is the secretary of “Umoja Virunga” business group. She sells second hand shoes in the public market. She started the activity with her own funds given by her husband.

With the new loan, she will buy 50 pairs of shoes. Her wish is to see her business grow, and continue paying school fees for her 5 children who study and feed them. The client is thankful to Hekima for its support.

Additional Information

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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
  • 42
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,989,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Umoja Virunga Group's $6,875 loan helped a member to buy 50 pairs of shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014