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Tupendane Group
In this Group: Murega, Floride, Yvette, Sifa, Musavuli, Mapendo, Fatu, Barhageranyi, Ciza, Kanduki, Kanduki, Madakumba, Josephine, Ivette, Nyabintu, Lwaboshi, Liliane, Ngashagushe, Kubuya, Kasongo, Riziki, Mwengesyali, Rose, Alph, Sandra, Shyalingavo, Margueritte, Lwanzo, Zihandula, Kialu, Momba, Fanny
Mapendo, age 38, has been a valiant merchant for the last 17 years. She's president and a member of Tupendane Group. She's married and the mother of five children, who all go to school.

She sells plastic shoes. She displays her products on the street, in a lively neighborhood. She's seeking a loan from Kiva's partner, Hekima, in order to expand her business.

She will buy 318 pairs of plastic shoes. Her husband is an accountant with a local elementary school. She started her business with funds received from her husband.

In the future, she wishes to buy a land lot, and feed her children and send them to school. She thanks Hekima for its know-how in supporting female entrepreneurs in their businesses, by granting them loans without tangible guarantee.
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La cliente Mapendo est une vaillante commerçante depuis 17 ans, présidente et membre d’un groupe d’affaires « Tupendane», âgée de 38 ans, mariée et mère de 5 enfants qui tous, étudient. Elle est vendeuse soulier en plastique. Elle étale son business sur la rue dans un quartier aminé. Elle sollicita un prêt auprès de Hekima pour accroitre ses activités. Elle va acheter 318 paires de souliers en plastique. Son conjoint est un comptable dans une école primaire de la place. Elle avait commence avec de fonds reçu de son mari. Dans l’avenir, elle souhaite acheter une parcelle, scolariser et nourrir ses enfants. Elle remercie Hekima pour son savoir faire, en soutenant les femmes entrepreneurs dans les affaires tout en leur accordant des crédits sans garantie matérielle.

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
  • 22
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,441,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tupendane Group's $5,100 loan helped a member to buy 318 pairs of plastic shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014