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Mapatano Group
In this Group: Kavira, Kamahali, Aimerite, Namunganga, Vumilia, Mage, Gahinda, Bulere, Bahati, Minene, Muhigwira, Mukarugema, Tumaini, N'sabimana, Christine, Nabushori, Adela, Bonane, Musoka, Nabifuko, Sebato, Mapendo, Karasa, Mitima, Machozi, Nilele, Kabuo, Kahindo
The leader of the business group “Mapatano” is an entrepreneur who is 52 years old, married, and the mother of nine children. Some of her children are in school, and others have their own homes. Her husband is a management chauffeur for a private company. Our client sells foodstuffs at the sector market Nyabushongo. She has been in this business for twenty years. However, she has just completed eight loan cycles with Hekima.

This new loan must be enough for her to buy two goats for her livestock farm, and the rest will be reinvested in her usual business selling grocery items. In addition, she has the ambition to educate her children and to build a second house to rent out.

Our client thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of poor women excluded from traditional banks. It is appropriate to note that this 28-member business group “Mapatano” is composed mostly of women plus three colleagues from the marketplace who wanted to be part of this souvenir photo.
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Leader du groupe d’affaire « Mapatano » est entrepreneur, âgée de 52 ans, mariée, mère de 9 enfants dont certains étudient et d’autres ont leurs propres foyers.Son mari est un chauffeur de direction auprès d’une entreprise privée.La cliente est vendeuse de denrées alimentaires au marché sectoriel Nyabushongo.Il ya 20 ans révolus qu’elle exerce cette activité. Cependant, elle vient de réaliser 8 cycles avec le crédit de Hekima. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir d’acheter 2 chèvres pour son petit élevage et le reste sera injecté dans son business habituel de vente de denrées alimentaires. En plus,elle ambitionne scolariser ses enfants et construire une seconde maison pour le locataire. La cliente remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres femmes exclues de banque classique.Il sied de signaler que le groupe d’affaire « Mapatano» est majoritairement féminins composé de 28 membres et des 3 autres collègues du marche qui ont voulu participer dans l’ambiance à la photo de souvenir.

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
  • 10
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,515,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mapatano Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to buy two goats and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2011
May 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011