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The client is part of a business community. She's an energetic woman and an experienced entrepreneur. She's 36 years old and the mother of eleven children. On two occasions, she gave birth to twins.

She's a seller at the central market Virunga. Her husband is a civil servant with the state's land registry office. She started her business on her own funds, that she got from her husband after their wedding.

On a regular basis, she receives a loan from Kiva's partner, Hekima, to strengthen her business. She just received her eighth loan. During the previous loan cycle, her sales declined measurably, following a financial crisis looming on the horizon after the country's elections.

Consequently, she decided to seek a smaller amount for this new cycle. She will use this new loan to purchase one bale of secondhand clothing, and use the remainder to pay her children's school expenses. In addition, she would like to see her children grow and buy a land lot.

She thanks Hekima for its action aimed at making low-income women self-sustaining.
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La cliente, membre d’une communauté d’affaire, Femme dynamique, entrepreneur expérimentée, âgée de 36 ans, mère de 11 enfants parmi les quels deux naissances de jumeaux. Elle est vendeuse au marché centrale Virunga. Son mari est un fonctionnaire de l’Etat aux titres fonciers et cadastres. Elle a commencé son business par un fonds propre reçu de son mari, alors après qu’elle fut mariée. Ainsi, elle reçoit régulièrement le crédit de Hekima pour renforcer ses affaires. Cependant, elle vient d’obtenir son 8eme crédit. Au cours de la période, cette cliente a vu ses affaires baissent sensiblement suite à une crise financière qui se profilait à l’horizon après les élections au pays. Ainsi, elle a décidé de diminuer son montant de crédit pour ce nouveau cycle. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec 1 ballon de friperie et le reste d’argent sera affecté à la scolarité des enfants. En plus, elle souhaite voir ses enfants grandir et acheter une parcelle. La cliente remercie Hekima pour les actions d’autonomisation de pauvres femmes à faible revenu.

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
  • 8
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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 Anonymous Group's $2,800 loan helped a member to buy one bale one secondhand clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012