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Centre De Sante Virunga Group
In this Group: Pauline, Dina, Esther, Lamberto, Abidane, Bahabu, Jeannette, Kiruma, Kyavulikira, Madeleine, Gedeon, Samuel
Pauline, age 39, is a licensed nurse and the leader of the Virunga health center's nursing and paramedical personnel’s business group. She has seven children who all go to school, and her husband is a merchant who sells various merchandise.

Katsongo’s profession allows her to make a living, and she is comfortable in this career.

This new loan will help her to pursue her project to build a house. She plans to renew this loan in the short term to launch a commercial activity.

She wants to thank the Hekima MFI for supporting nursing personnel through microfinance.
La cliente Pauline est infirmière. Elle est Infirmière titulaire (IT) et le leader du collectif d’affaire des infirmiers et personnel para médical du « Centre de santé Virunga», âgé de 39 ans et mère de 7 enfants qui étudient tous. Son époux est un commerçant de divers. La cliente vit de son travail et elle est confortable avec ce métier d’infirmier. Le nouveau prêt va la servir dans son projet d’habitat (construction maison). Ainsi, elle souhaite renouveler son prêt prochainement et lancer le projet de commerce. Au finish, elle remercie fortement Hekima pour son soutien en microcrédit au personnel soignant.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,397,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Centre De Sante Virunga Group's $4,700 loan helped a member to build a new house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014