- Congo (Dem. Rep.)FoodFunding via Programme d'Appui aux Initiatives de Développement Economique au Kivu (PAIDEK)
- Congo (Dem. Rep.)ClothingFunding via Hekima, a partner of World Relief
- Congo (Dem. Rep.)RetailFunding via Programme d'Appui aux Initiatives de Développement Economique au Kivu (PAIDEK)
Les Chérubins Group
Yvone sells beans. She displays her wares at a farm stand, and began her business with the loan from the MFI Hekima. She has been in business for 2 years.
This new loan will allow her to purchase 8 bags of beans. Yvone hopes to educate her children, expand her business offerings, and to build an attractive home for her children. Rebel looting and insecurity in her supply zones are challenges for her business. In closing, she sincerely thanks Hekima for their support of autonomy of female entrepreneurs not eligible for traditional banking, especially during this critical war period in the east of the country.
Important InformationHEKIMA 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.
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