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Patmos Group
In this Group: Bizimana, Katungu, Bulonza, Mwayuma, Bahati, Muhindo, N'rasafari, Yalala, Kahindo, Makelele, Sifa, Bahavu, Baratu , Mapendo, Kavira, Debora, Mawazo, Luneno, Mbambu, Gasabato, Thita, Makalemba, Kanyere, Kakule, Linda, Siuzike, Riziki, Benita, Kisangani, Namaliso
This client, Katungu, is the president of the group Patmos. She is an entrepreneur, seamstress, and associate of a fashion house. She is 32 years old, married, and the mother of four children. Her husband is a teacher in a primary school. This client also sells sewing supplies. Around 2000, she was taught at a training center for the trades. She built up significant capital over the course of years, thanks to the income from her job.

This new loan must serve to supply her with cloth, paper, poplin, loops, modoré, etc Her ambition is to improve her workshop and to build with ease. So she thanks Hekima for thinking about small-scale entrepreneurs.

It is appropriate to note that some clients are holding their babies.
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La cliente Katungu est présidente du groupe Patmos, entrepreneur, couturière et sociétaire d’un atelier de coupe et couture. Elle est âgée de 32 ans, mariée et mère de 4 enfants. Son mari est un enseignant dans une école primaire. Cette cliente vend également les matériels de couture. Cette cliente fut formée dans un centre de formation de métier vers les années 2000. Elle se constituait à la longueur des années, un capital important grâce aux recettes de son job. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner tissus, papier, popeline, tirette, mordoré, etc. Elle ambitionne améliorer son atelier et construire confortablement. Ainsi elle remercie Hekima pour songer aux petits entrepreneurs. il sied de signaler que certaines clientes portent leurs bébés.

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
  • 17
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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 Patmos Group's $1,500 loan helped a member to buy fabrics, paper, poplin, loops, mordoré, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013