Umoja Ni Nguvu Ii Group
She sells food products. She sets up her products at her home, in front of her fence, where she managed to earn a clientele.
She started her business with a first capital that she received from her husband, an agent for a local airline. Later on, she obtained a loan from Kiva's partner, the MFI Hekima.
She's been running this business for thirty years. This new loan will be used to buy two sacks of charcoal, 20 liters of palm oil, half a basket of tomatoes, and spices. She wishes to build a home, feed her child, and ensure he can go to school.
In the end, she strongly thanks Hekima for its contribution to making women entrepreneurs who are excluded from traditional banks self-supporting, especially at this critical post-war time in the East of the country.
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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