A loan of $5,025 helped a member to buy 600kgs of beans.


Upole Group's story

Madam Cibalonza is a dynamic woman, president of the group Upole, and married to a businessman. Twenty-eight years old, she is mother to 8 children of whom only 5 go to school. She started in business at 15 thanks to the funds received from her father before joining the group Upole. Involved in the commercialisation of beans which she buys in Goma, she is requesting this new loan to supply herself with 600kgs of beans. The client sincerely thanks Hekima and thinks that all the women who properly repay the loan will always get ahead.

In this group: Deodath, Thérèse , Mapendo, Namavu, Elmeride, Mateso, Antoinette, Bertha, Cibalonza, Nafranka, Ombeni, Sakina, Nabarhalengehwa, Chibalonza, Munyerenkana, Namavu, Nabunani, Vumilia, Imani, Furaha, Maneno, Vumilia, Nabintu, Sikitu, Sakina, Vumilia, Munyerenkana, Bulonza, Kamungu, Tuombemungu, Nzigire, Minani
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: January 29, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hekima, a partner of World Relief

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: January 29, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Hekima, a partner of World Relief