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Abigaël Group
In this Group: Bachisonga, Mapenzi , Ndoole, Kamwanya , Tembeya, Nafranga, Namavu, Munyerenkana, Dunia, Mwavita, Nsimire, Jeannette, Furaha, Mapendo, Banianga, Kanyere, Faida, Faida, Chikwanine, Bahemba, Safari, Feza , Mwango , Sarhalibirhu, Chibalonza, Atabalebi, Lusenge, Libaku, Bulangalire, Nyirabera, Maombi, Kalimurhuma, Vumilia, Safarine, Nzigire, Bembeleza, Odia
Kamwanya M. is an entrepreneure, and president of the Abigaël solidarity group, which is composed of 37 members. She is 55 years old, married, and the mother of three children. Her husband is a police officer. Kamwanya M. sells Chikwange (a typical Kinshasa-Congolese bread dish) from her home. She also sells various other items to increase her income.

She started her business with her own funds received from her husband, and has been engaged in this traditional activity since 1998. In 2007, she diversified her business by selling a variety of goods. Later, in early 2010, she obtained a $50 loan from the Hekima MFI.

Kamwanya M. will use the new loan to stock up on merchandise (cassava, water, packaging bags, charcoal, etc.). She also plans to help her children finish their university studies.

Kamwanya M. wishes to thank the Hekima MFI for helping the less fortunate who do not have access to traditional banks.
Kamwanya M. est entrepreneur, présidente du groupe Abigaël, âgée de 55 ans, mariée, mère de 3 enfants. Son conjoint est un policier, officier de l’ordre public. Kamwanya M. est vendeuse de Chikwange (aliment approprié et original aux congolais-Kinshasa) à son domicile. Elle fait également le commerce de divers pour accroitre ses revenus. Elle commença son business avec son fonds propre reçu de son mari. Depuis 1998, elle exerce cette activité traditionnelle. Vers 2007, elle diversifia son activité avec le commerce de divers. Plus tard, elle bénéficia de crédit de l’IMF Hekima de 50$ au début de 2010. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec des nouveaux produits (manioc, eau, sachets emballage, braise, etc.). En plus, elle ambitionne voir ses enfants qui sont à l’université finir leurs études. La cliente Kamwanya M. remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres exclus de banque classique. Le groupe Abigaël est constitué de 37 membres.

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
  • $13,474,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abigaël Group's $2,975 loan helped a member to buy cassava, water, packaging bags, charcoal, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011