Kabuo has just completed 16 cycles in the micro loan program. Her current loan will be used to buy two sacks of beans, 30 kg of potatoes, 25 liters of oil, salt, and one sack of coal, among other supplies. It is Kabuo's dream to someday be able to purchase a plot of land for her children. Kabuo has said that she was previously able to live with a family member, but that she now pays for rent expenses. She is thankful to Hekima for the support it provides to women entrepreneurs who would otherwise not be able to start their own small businesses.
Important InformationHEKIMA 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.
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