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Farijika Group
In this Group: Batasema, Katungu, Kahindo, Tina, Furaha, Mariamu, Mapendo, Hortense, Nabintu, Furaha, Zawadi, Sheria, Njimbi, Wabiwa, Dusabe, Nyota
The client Katungu is an entrepreneur, and the leader of the business group Farijika. She is 42, married, and the mother of seven children. Her husband is a hotel operator.

Katungu sells fresh fish at the communal market in Katindo-Alanine. She has been in this business for twelve years. She has just finished her 15th loan cycle with Hekima. Her business began with $20 received from her husband.

The new loan should help her stock up with four baskets of fresh fish, and the rest will go to the family's small projects.

Furthermore, she hopes to build her business, school her children, and build a house to rent out.

The client thanks Hekima for its work to help the poor who are normally excluded from a classic bank. It should be said that the business group Farijika consists primarily of women.
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La cliente Katungu est entrepreneur, leader du groupe d’affaire « Farijika », âgée de 42 ans, mariée, mère de 7 enfants. Son mari est un hôtelier. La cliente est vendeuse poissons frais au marché communal de Katindo-Alanine. Il ya 12 ans qu’elle exerce cette activité. Elle vient de réaliser 15 cycles avec le crédit de Hekima. Elle démarra son business avec 20$ reçu de son mari. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec 4 paniers de poissons frais et le reste sera affecté aux mini projets de ménage. En plus, elle ambitionne agrandir son entreprise, scolariser ses enfants et construire une maison pour la location. La cliente remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres exclus de banque classique. Il sied de signaler que le groupe d’affaire « Farijika» est majoritairement féminins.

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
  • 20
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,953,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Farijika Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to buy four baskets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2011
May 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011