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Maman Lève Toi Group
In this Group: Chantal, Margerite, Serge, Martine, Ngabo
This client is a good and honest merchant and a member of the business collective "Mama lève toi". An energetic senior entrepreneur, she is 49 years old and the married mother of seven children, all students. This client is a vendor of drinks. She sets up her merchandise in a refreshment stand at her house in a busy district in town where she figured out how to earn customers. She started her business with initial capital from her blood relatives. Later on, she benefited from a loan from the microfinance institution Hekima. She has been in this business for ten years. Her husband is a public school teacher.

This new loan will be used to purchase 50 cases of Fanta softdrink, 50 cases of Primus beer, etc. She would thus like to build a nice house and provide schooling and food for her children.

In conclusion, she thanks Hekima very much for promoting autonomy among small-scale entrepreneurs excluded from the traditional banking system, especially during this difficult time post-conflict in the country's east.
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La cliente est une brave commerçante et membre du collectif d’affaires « Maman lève toi », senior entrepreneur, dynamique, âgée de 49 ans, mariée et mère de 7 enfants, qui tous étudient. La cliente est vendeuse de la boisson. Elle installe sa marchandise dans une buvette à son domicile dans un quartier animé de la ville, où, elle a su gagner sa clientèle. Elle commença ses affaires avec le premier capital reçu de sa famille biologique. Plus tard,elle bénéficia le prêt de l’IMF Hekima. Il y a 10 ans qu’elle exerce cette activité. Son conjoint est un enseignant dans une école publique. Ce nouveau prêt va la servir d’acheter 50 caisses de fanta sucré, 50 caisses de bière Primus, etc. Ainsi, elle souhaite construire une belle maison, 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 post 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
  • 11
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,396,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maman Lève Toi Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to purchase cases of Fanta softdrink and Primus beer to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014