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Mapenzi Group
In this Group: Rusagara, Anipa, Mujaba, Bashimbe, Narusumba, Nabihazire, Shukuru, Bastola, Bukongu, Chance, Kalere, Buhendwa, Noella, M, Baguma, Ciribuka, Chikwanine, Irenge, Chinabalire, Buhendwa, Chinabalire, Bazika, Mwayuma Soly, Masumbuko, Rwanoga, Marhegeko, Bigarura, Lwesso, Muganda
Rusagara, who is 55 years old, is president of the Mapenzi group. She is married to a builder and has 11 children all of whom have been educated. She is requesting this loan to buy three bags of shoes to boost her business. Her aim is to increase her capital, expand her business and build a lovely house. She is grateful to Hekima for its support to poor women who are economically active.
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Madame Rusagara âgée de 55 ans est présidente dans le groupe Mapenzi. Mariée à un maçon constructeur et a 11 enfants tous scolarisés. Elle sollicite ce crédit pour acheter 3 sacs de souliers ainsi renforcer son commerce. Son objectif est d’augmenter son capital, agrandir son entreprise et construire une belle maison.
Elle remercie Hekima pour son soutien aux femmes pauvres économiquement actives.

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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
  • 31
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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 Mapenzi Group's $3,425 loan helped a member to buy three bags of shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2013
Jan 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014