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Bon Samaritain Group
In this Group: Jean Claude, Lwaboshi, Nhonzi, Agnes, Zihalirwa, Badosa, Buhendwa, Kibandja, Nyirandegeya, Kayumbu, Furaha, Uzima, Buhendwa, Bashonga, Mwadia, Balume, Nyamushi, Didier, Miganda, Chemwenge, Wetemwami, Maene, Sifa, Riziki, Hekima, Marara, Judith, Justine, Makanderey, Bahaya, Barhumana, Matembera, Zawadi, Mwamini, Kauwirwa, Bwira, Bahati
Buhendwa is the president of the borrowing group "Bon Samaritain" ("Good Samaritan") and is an experienced, dynamic entrepreneur. She is 40 years old and the mother of 7 children, all of whom attend school. Her husband is a nurse in a community medical center.

Buhendwa sells shoes in a public market and sometimes from her home. She began her business with help from her husband. Later, she received a loan from the MFI Hekima. She has been in business for 10 years. This new loan will allow Buhendwa to purchase 35 paris of shoes.

With her earnings, she plans to educate her children, expand her business offerings, and to build an attractive home for her children. Theft, nonpayments, and losses are challenges for her business. In closing, she sincerely thanks Hekima for supporting autonomy for female entrepreneurs not eligible for traditional banking, especially during this critical time of war in the east of the country. It should be noted that some of the borrowers are featured holding their babies.
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La cliente Buhendwa est une présidente du collectif de crédit « Bon Samaritain », senior entrepreneur expérimentée, dynamique, âgée de 40 ans et mère de 7 enfants qui étudient tous. Son conjoint un infirmier dans une structure médicale communautaire. La cliente est une vendeuse des souliers. Elle installe ses articles au marché public, parfois à son domicile. Elle commença ses affaires avec l’assistance de son mari. Plus tard, elle bénéficia le prêt de l’IMF Hekima. Il ya 10 ans qu’elle exerce cette activité. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’acheter 35 paires de souliers. Ainsi, elle souhaite scolariser ses enfants, étendre son projet de commerce et construire une jolie maison pour ses enfants. Les vols, les impayés, les pertes de change sont de défis pour le développement de son activité. Au finish, elle remercie fortement Hekima pour l’autonomisation des femmes entrepreneurs non bancables, surtout ; pendant ce moment critique de guerre à l’Est du pays. Il sied de signaler que certaines clientes portent leurs bébés.

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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
  • 6
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $11,635,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bon Samaritain Group's $5,275 loan helped a member to purchase 35 pairs of shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2013
Nov 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014