La Source Group
Madawa sells secondhand clothing. She sets up her point of sale in a busy location in her neighborhood, at the corner of an avenue.
She started her business with her husband's assistance. Later on, she obtained a loan from Kiva's partner, the MFI Hekima. She's been running her business for three years.
This new loan will be used to buy one bale of secondhand clothing. Thus, she would like to provide an education for her children, expand her business, and build a nice home. Currency exchange losses are challenges for the development of her business.
In the end, she strongly thanks Hekima for its contribution to make women who are excluded by traditional banks self-supporting, especially during this critical time of war in the East of the country.
More information about this loan
Important InformationHEKIMA 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.
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