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La Promesse Group
In this Group: Magdal, Thereze, Anto, Rwahunga, Nicole, Nziapanda, Nabuke, Ange, Ntibwami, Namwami, Bihibindi, Marli, Siryolo, Mwata, Nabintu, Faida, Rwamakuba, Katembo, Mamboleo, Ndabwiha, Bihendo, Francine, Nyarwango, Kubuya, Ngoroma, Kubuya, Mangaza, Kashanga, Maneno, Mamboleo
Our client Nicole is the leader of the La promesse [“The promise”] borrowers’ group.
She is a young entrepreneur, courageous and experienced. She is 36 years old and has five children, all of whom is in school. Her husband is a civil engineering technician. Nicole sells beverage. She launched this business with funds received from her husband about eight years ago. This new loan will allow her to buy three cases of Primus [beer], three cases of Turbo King [beer], two cases of Mutzig [beer] and five cases of Fanta. Given the overall economic crisis and currency exchange losses (Congolese francs into [US] dollars), selling on credit is a main challenge she faces in her business. In the future she would like to expand her business and provide for schooling, nourishment and clothing for her children. Finally, she thanks Hekima for its support in providing microloans to female entrepreneurs.
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La cliente Nicole est leader du groupe de crédit « La promesse » jeune entrepreneur courageuse, expérimentée, âgée de 36 ans et mère de 5 enfants, qui étudient tous. Son conjoint est un Technicien en génie civil. La cliente est vendeuse des boissons. Elle commença cette activité avec le fonds reçu de son mari, il y a environ 8 ans. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’acheter des 3 casiers de Primus, 3 casiers de Turbo King, 2 casiers de Mutzig, 5 casiers de Fanta. La crise économique généralisée, les pertes de change (de Franc congolais contre le dollar), la vente en crédit sont des obstacles majeurs pour le développement de son activité. Dans le futur, elle souhaite agrandir son entreprise, scolariser, nourrir et vêtir ses enfants. Au finish, elle remercie Hekima pour son soutien en micro crédit aux femmes 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
  • $13,515,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Promesse Group's $3,600 loan helped a member o buy three cases of Primus [beer], three cases of Turbo King [beer], two cases of Mutzig [beer] and five cases of Fanta.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013