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Tuongozane Group
In this Group: Chigolo, Marie, Tabu, Kioma, Bernadette, Simisi, Muvuya, Yolina, Marie, Mahamba, Taibu, Kubuya, Kabeya, Mpunga, Vianney, Chiragaga, Tabaro, Germain, Ana, Shombo, Tsongo, Lunghe, Katembera, Musayi, Beatrice, Anne Marie, Samba, David, Baganda, Kanyere, Kalisya, Kurasa, Musaka, Fazila, Charlotte, Bahati, Marie Jeanne, Mutatwa, Balibuno, Shabirayi, Solange, Kabidu, Mudumbi
Hekima client Chigolo is a member of the business group called « Tuongozane», a young but experienced entrepreneur aged 37, married and the mother of six children who are all enrolled in school. Her husband is jobless. Chigolo sells palm oil. She displays her goods at the public market and sometimes in her home. She began her business with her own money, received from her husband, around 18 years ago.

This new loan will allow her to buy four jerrycans of palm oil. In this way, she hopes to grow her business, pay school fees, and feed her children. To close, she would like to sincerely thank Hekima for its support in terms of micro-loans to small business people.
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La cliente Chigolo est membre du groupe d’affaire « Tuongozane», jeune entrepreneur expérimentée, âgée de 37 ans, mariée et mère de 6 enfants qui étudient tous. Son conjoint est un chômeur, sans emploi. La cliente est vendeuse d’huile de palme. Elle installe ses produits au marché public et parfois à son domicile. Elle commença ses affaires avec son fonds propre reçu de son mari, Il y a environ 18 ans. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’acheter 4 bidons d’huile de palme. Ainsi, elle souhaite accroitre son entreprise, scolariser et nourrir ses enfants. Au finish, elle remercie fortement Hekima pour son soutien 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
  • 8
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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 Tuongozane Group's $9,825 loan helped a member to buy four jerrycans of palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2013
Jul 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013