Thus, this new loan will be used to pay the education costs for these three students, so that they are no longer excluded from classes throughout the 2013-14 academic year. This parent physician dreams of seeing his daughter become an architect-engineer and his two sons become an attorney and a company manager.
He thanks the microfinance institution Hekima for its new innovative product dedicated to their children's education through lending with social impact, especially during this critical time of war in the country's east.
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HEKIMA is offering this loan to help this client, or a member of this client’s family, to access post-secondary education. Because tuition must be paid up front in HEKIMA’s operating area, where incomes are often small, it can be very difficult for students to pay tuition and access higher education. It allows students and students’ families to spread the cost of tuition out over 4-12 months. We believe this is the first loan product offering of its kind in the Kivu region.
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.
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