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Tupatane Group
In this Group: Muhambikwa, Nineza, Namavu, Balinda, Buta, Kabibi, Mwavita, Machozi, Kazamirande, Bisusa, Bwira, Kikwanda, Butosi, Kiza, Mukabusho, Dusabe, Shamamba, Masika, Mukanza, Neema, Mategero, Kyakimwa, Asina, Bushashire, Samuel, Bushala, Machozi, Bwira, Nyirakamana, Tamari
Our client, Buta, leader of the business group "Tupatane", is a 28-year-old entrepreneur. She is married and the mother of four children. Her husband teaches at a teachers' college.

Buta sells food products, displaying her merchandise at the small Ndosho market. She has been involved in this type of income-generating activities for the past three years.

Buta started her business with an initial loan that she took with the microfinance institution Hekima, and she has concluded five loan cycles within Hekima's microcredit program. She will use this new loan to buy two bags of cassava flour, 50 kg of maize flour, 50 kg of rice etc. She also hopes to see her children grow, and she wants to expand her business.

Buta praises the initiative taken by Hekima to empower low-income women excluded from the traditional banking system.
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La cliente Buta, leader du collectif d’affaire «Tupatane », est jeune entrepreneur, âgée de 28 ans, mariée, mère de 4 enfants. Son mari est un enseignant dans une école normale. Elle est vendeuse de denrées alimentaires. Elle installe ses marchandises au petit marché de Ndosho. Il y a 3 ans révolus, elle exerce ces petites activités génératrices de revenus. Elle démarra ses affaires avec le crédit de base de l’IMF Hekima. Elle vient de réaliser 5 cycles dans le projet de microcrédit de Hekima. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec 2 sac de farine de maniocs, 50 kg de farines de maïs, 50 kg de riz, etc. En plus, elle souhaite voir ses enfants grandir et agrandir son entreprise. La cliente salut l’initiative de Hekima pour l’autonomisation de pauvres femmes non bancables.

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 Tupatane Group's $5,175 loan helped a member to buy two bags of cassava flour, 50 kg of maize flour, 50 kg of rice etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013