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Ishara Group
In this Group: Josephine, Elizabeth, Marie Rose, Kayembe, Euphrasie, Bendera, Asumani, Kabuyaya, Batayo, Safari, Mitimwe, Siuzike, Mushengezi, Furaha, Marthe, Bahinyura, Muhindo, Amunazo, Luhavo, Asmani, Sibamupende, Ngengwa, Banyeko, Kahindo, Manga, Shamavu, Bakuza, Mwinyi, Mufabule, Furaha
Bendera is the secretary of the Ishara group. She is an experienced entrepreneur, 48 years old, and a mother of eight children, who all go to school. Her husband is a merchant of various goods. Bendera is also a merchant of, [among other things], manufactured goods. She sells her goods in a public sales area and sometimes from her home. She started this business with a loan from Hekima more than three years ago.

Bendera has already completed many small projects for her family because of the earnings from this business.

This new loan will allow her to increase her stock by buying two drums of cooking oil, one box of salt, one sac of sugar, two boxes of canned tomatoes, six bottles of mayonnaise, 12 cans of sardines, one box of body lotion, six pairs of shoes, one carton of soap, etc.

Overdue payments and purchases on credit are challenges to the development of her business.

Bendera would like to educate her children, expand her business, and build a nice house with durable materials.

Finally, Bendera would like to strongly thank Hekima for their dedicated support to small-scale entrepreneurs during this critical time of war.
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La cliente Bendera est un secrétaire rapporteur du groupement d’affaire « Ishara», senior entrepreneur expérimentée, âgée de 48 ans et mère de 8 enfants qui étudient tous. Son conjoint est un commerçant de divers. La cliente est aussi vendeuse des articles divers (produits manufacturés). Elle installe ses articles au point de vente d’exposition publique, parfois à son domicile. Elle commença ses affaires avec le prêt de l’IMF Hekima, il y a plus de 3 ans. La cliente a déjà réalisé beaucoup de petits projets pour sa famille à travers les bénéfices de ce commerce. Ce nouveau prêt va lui servir d’accroitre son portefeuille en achetant 2 bidons d’huile de table, 1 box du sel, 1 sac de sucre, 2 cartons de tomates en boite, 6 pièces de mayonnaises, 12 pièces de sardines, 1 carton de lotion de beauté, 6 paires de souliers, 1 carton de savons de toilettes, etc. Ainsi, elle souhaite scolariser ses enfants, accroitre l’entreprise et construire une jolie maison en matériaux durables. Les impayés et la vente en crédit sont des défis pour le développement de son activité. Au finish, elle remercie fortement Hekima pour son soutien en microcrédit dédiés aux petits entrepreneurs non bancables, pendant ce moment critique de guerre.

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 Ishara Group's $5,400 loan helped a member to buy various goods to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014