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Msingi Group
In this Group: Ngalia, Mawazo, Kungwa, Twendilonge, Tabu, Rose, Kasamba, Macozi, Mombo, Munyekelwa, Kitendwa, Vumilia, Faida, Ngalya, Wabiwa, Munyemu, Bitangalo, Mangaza, Badesire, Njinikire, Musimwa, Kika, Nabintu, Machozi, Takumunene, Aziza, Bahati, Borauzima, Sofia, Murhima
Kitendwa, age 54, is vice president of the Msingi village bank. She's married to a businessman and they have eight children together, who all go to school.

For more than 30 years, she's been selling her products at the central market. She's seeking a new loan to buy three boxes of paper ream costing $66, one box of kerosene lamps costing $50, 10 boxes of toilet paper costing $120, and two boxes of light bulbs costing $46. $18 will be used to cover transportation costs.

She hopes to expand her business and become a wholesaler. She thanks Kiva's partner, Hekima, for making it easier for her children to attend school.
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Kitendwa est vice-presidente dans la banque villageoise Msingi. A 54 ans, elle est mariée à un homme d’affaire et ensemble ils ont 8 enfants qui vont tous à l’école. Elle installe ses marchandises au marché central depuis plus de 30 ans. Elle sollicite un nouveau crédit pour acheter 3 cartons de rame de papier à 66$, 1 carton de lampe à pétrole à 50$, 10 cartons de papiers hygiéniques à 120$, 2 cartons d’ampoule à 46$ et 18$ servira de transport. Ainsi, elle souhaite accroitre son entreprise et devenir grossiste. Elle remercie Hekima pour avoir facilité la scolarité de ses enfants.

Additional Information

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
  • 4
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,423,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Msingi Group's $5,950 loan helped a member to buy paper reams, kerosene lamps, toilet paper, and light bulbs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 30, 2013
Jan 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014