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Zamiri Group
In this Group: Atchumire, Magene, Kungile, Sikuliwako, Biramugwira, Vutsumbwa, Aimerance, Banywere, Musafiri, Bora, Malikidogo, Katone, Bitondo, Gashinga, Kabuo, Kahamba, Kitakya, Mategane, Jolie, Kavalia, Luendo, Sivyabuwa, Siramuriye, Hasivirwe, Katulamo, Kimonyo, Kataka, Kitsa, Noela, Muhongya, Namasombwa
This client, Magene, is the secretary of the loan collective Zamiri. A young energetic entrepreneur, she is 32 years old and the mother of five children, who are students. Her husband provides photocopying services. (He is the owner of a photocopier.)

This client sells secondhand clothing. She is step up at the Virunga central market. She started her business with a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima. She made small speculations six years ago. This new loan will be used to purchase a bale of secondhand clothing to sell.

For the future, she would like to grow her capital, educate her children, build [a house[, and take care of her children. And so, she thanks the MFI Hekima very much for its micro-loans for small-scale entrepreneurs.
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La cliente Magene est secrétaire du collectif de crédit Zamiri. Jeune entrepreneur dynamique, âgée de 32 ans et mère de 5 enfants, qui étudient. Son conjoint offre de services de photocopie (Il est propriétaire d’une photocopieuse). La cliente est vendeuse des friperies. Elle s’installe au marché central de Virunga. Elle commença ses affaires avec le crédit de l’IMF Hekima. Il y a 6 ans qu’elle fait ces petites spéculations. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’acheter un ballon de friperies à marchander. Dans le future, elle souhaiter accroitre son capital, scolariser ses enfants, construire et prendre soins de ses enfants. Ainsi, elle remercie grandement l’IMF Hekima pour son projet en microcrédit aux petits entrepreneurs.

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
  • 2
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,512,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Zamiri Group's $5,200 loan helped a member to purchase a bale of secondhand clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013