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La Reponse Group
In this Group: Ntahunga, Kisuba, Magendo, Misuba, Karungu
Kisuba has worked as a brave merchant for 34 years and is also the treasurer and a member of the "La Réponse" business group. She is 54 years old, lives alone, and has two children, who are grown up. She started her business with funds from her parents.

Kisuba sells basic food products. She displays her household goods in a busy part of town. She is seeking a loan with Hekima to buy 50 sacs of manioc flour, etc., in order to increase her business.

In the future, Kisuba hopes to buy a piece of land, build a nice house, and help her children feed and educate her grandchildren.

Kisuba thanks Hekima for supporting female entrepreneurs who are excluded from the traditional banking system.
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Kisuba est un brave commerçant depuis 34 ans, trésoriѐre et membre d’une association d’affaires «La Réponse», âgée de 54 ans, femme vivant seule et mère des 2 enfants, tous majeurs. Elle est vendeuse des denrées alimentaires. Elle étale ses marchandises à domicile dans un quartier animé de la place. Elle sollicite un crédit auprès de Hekima. Elle va acheter 50 sacs de farine de manioc etc. pour accroitre son entreprise. Elle commença avec de fonds reçu de ses parents. Dans l’avenir, elle souhaite acheter une parcelle, construire une belle maison et soutenir ses deux enfants pour scolariser et nourrir ses petits fils et filles. Ainsi, elle remercie Hekima pour son soutien aux femmes entrepreneurs exclues du système bancaire classique.

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
  • $12,347,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Reponse Group's $9,500 loan helped a member to buy 50 sacs of manioc flour, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014