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Tushukuru Group
In this Group: Bambaga, Nabintu, Vumilia, Nsimire, Sogaroka, Cinama, Cibalonza, Mpangirwa, Nakatya, Tabu, Mukengere, Kito, Furaha, Namavu, Namusarhi, Muzuri, Safi, Feza, Chayihabwa, Murangaza, Binyungu, Zirage, Mwangaza, Nshobole, Safi, Mulangala, Chikwanine, Nabasindilize, Ntakwinja, Namwezi, Mapendo, Ntawiha, Bora, Borauzima, Tulinabo, Imani, Nabiragi
Mukengere is the president of the Tushukuru loan group. She is a strong, woman entrepreneur, 56 years old and mother to twelve children who all attend school. Mukengere is married to a man who is currently out of work. She has been selling various items (sugar, salt, rice, etc) since 1984.

This new loan will allow her to buy one sack of sugar, one sack of salt and two sacks of rice (50kg sacks). Her desire is to expand her business.

Mukengere is grateful to the field partner, Hekima, for the support which they offer to women.
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Madame Mukengere est présidente dans Tushukuru, un groupe de crédit. Femme forte et entrepreneur, elle est âgée de 56 ans et mère de 12 enfants qui étudient tous. Elle est mariée à un chômeur. La cliente est une vendeuse de divers articles (sucre, sel, riz, etc...) depuis 1984. Le nouveau prêt va permettre l’achat de 1sac de sucre, 1 sac de sel et 2 sacs de riz (sac de 50kg). Son vouloir est d’agrandir son entreprise. Ainsi, elle remercie Hekima de soutenir les femmes.

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
  • 22
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,953,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tushukuru Group's $2,850 loan helped a member to buy 1 sack of sugar, 1 sack of salt and 2 sacks of rice (50 kg sacks) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2014