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Canaana Group
In this Group: Mami, Hanamwisho, Kihumbe, Kibwana, Buyihalirwa, Elodi, Tulinabo, Kitihiri, Sikuhimbire, Muhamedi, Safari, Nginga, Cecile, Ruth, Wivine, Cornelle, Kasoki, Kaleko, Buhendwa, Ngongo, Walisso, Anita, Siwatula Charl, Kandolo
Kibwana is a courageous woman, she is a trader and the president of the business group 'Canaana'. She is a dynamic, senior entrepreneur with the group, fifty years old, married and mother to ten children, who all attend school. Kibwana sells drinks from a small stall in her busy local neighbourhood. She has been very successful in building up a regular group of customers.

Kibwana started trading with capital that was provided by her husband, who is a taxi driver. After some time, she began working with the field partner, Hekima. She has now been trading for twenty-five years.

Kibwana will use her loan to buy three cases of Primus beer and two cases of Coca Cola. She hopes that this will help increase her working capital, and allow her to feed and educate her children.

Kibwana is very grateful to Hekima for helping small entrepreneurs, who are excluded from the traditional banking system, become independent. This is particularly valuable during this time of conflict in the east of the country.
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La cliente Kibwana est une brave commerçante et présidente d’une plateforme d’affaires «Canaana», senior entrepreneur, dynamique, âgée de 50 ans, mariée, mère de 10 enfants, qui tous, étudient. Elle est vendeuse de la boisson. Elle installe sa marchandise dans une buvette à son domicile dans un Quartier animé, où, elle a su gagner sa clientèle. Elle commença ses affaires avec le premier capital reçu de son mari. Son conjoint est un chauffeur de transport en commun (Taximan). Plus tard, elle bénéficia le prêt de l’IMF Hekima. Il y a 25 ans qu’elle exerce cette activité. Ce nouveau prêt va la servir d’acheter 3 caisses Primus et 2 caisses de sucré coca cola. Ainsi, elle souhaite accroitre le capital, scolariser et nourrir ses enfants. Au finish, elle remercie fortement Hekima pour l’autonomisation des petits entrepreneurs exclus du système bancaire classique, surtout; pendant ce moment difficile des conflits dans la région de l’Est du pays.

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
  • 15
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,965,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Canaana Group's $1,825 loan helped a member to buy 3 cases of Primus beer and 2 cases of Coca Cola for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014