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Go/03173 Group
In this Group: Kajiramugari, Wakikwa, Mulumba, Micheline, Christine, Witanga, Dorcas, Vumilia, Chihimbi, Namwezi, Marie, Therese, Katebere, Ahata, Bandaane, Bwira, Kusinza, Kabeabea, Primo, Valentine, Bikumanya, Shombo, Yvonne, Mnshagi, Ziada, Mugerabicu, Furaha, Cibanguka, Beaka, Bulubira, Chibashimba, Francine, Ndakomeye, Ndimubanzi, Sheriya, Jeneadi, Ngweka, Kambale, Bashizi, Mihigo, Alice, Issa
Namwezi is a member of the "Esther" business group. An experienced entrepreneur, she is 45 years old, married and the mother of 10 children who are all in education. Her husband has a teaching role in a public school, and she is a fish seller. She displays her products at the market and sometimes also at her home. She started her business with her own capital received from her husband, eleven years ago. She will use this new loan to buy four bags of dried fish. Thus, she wants to grow her business, educate and feed her children, and build a fine house.
Finally, she thanks Hekima for its support for small entrepreneurs.
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La cliente Namwezi est membre du collectif d’affaire « Esther», entrepreneur expérimentée, âgée de 45 ans, mariée et mère de 10 enfants qui étudient tous. Son conjoint est un préfet des études dans une école publique. La cliente est vendeuse de poissons. Elle installe ses produits au marché, parfois a son domicile. Elle commença ses affaires avec son fonds propre reçu de son mari, il ya 11 ans. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’acheter 4 sacs de poissons salés. Ainsi, elle souhaite accroitre son entreprise, scolariser, nourrir ses enfants et construire une jolie maison. Au finish, elle remercie fortement Hekima pour son soutien en microcrédit aux petits entrepreneurs.

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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
  • 9
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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 Go/03173 Group's $8,025 loan helped a member to purchase four sacks of salted fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2013
Jul 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013