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La Merveille Group
In this Group: Faida, Kito, Safi
Mrs. Faida, an energetic entrepreneur, is the advisor of La Merveille Group. She's 50 years old, married, and the mother of six school-attending children. Her husband is unemployed, but he occasionally takes odd jobs to keep their household afloat.

Mrs. Faida sells food products (corn) in a warehouse in Birere. Six years ago, she started this business with her own funds, given to her by her eldest son.

This new loan will be used to buy 45 sacks of corn. Insecurity in her supply area is a challenge for her. She would like to buy a large lot of land and educate her children. In the end, she thanks Kiva's partner, Hekima, for its financial support.
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La cliente Faida est conseillère du groupe La Merveille, entrepreneur dynamique, âgée de 50 ans, mariée et mère de 6 enfants, qui étudient tous. Son conjoint est sans emploi, toute fois, il réalise de petites commissions, pas du tout régulière, pour la survie de leur ménage. La cliente est vendeuse de denrées alimentaires (maïs) dans un entrepôt à Birere. Il commença avec son fonds propre, que son fils ainé lui avait donné. Il ya plus de 6 ans, elle fait cette affaire. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’acheter 45 sacs de maïs. L’insécurité dans le zone d’approvisionnement constitue un défi pour elle. Elle souhaite acheter une grande parcelle et scolariser ses enfants. Au finish, elle remercie Hekima pour son soutien financier.

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
  • 22
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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 La Merveille Group's $4,000 loan helped a member to buy 45 sacks of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013