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Unyenyekevu Group
In this Group: Georgette, Aimée, Mutewa, Chibike, Zirhindula, Chentwali, Lubutu, Namorho, Ludunge, Buutu, Boniface, Jacqueline, Bisimwa, Lukungulika, Namus, Fokasi, Bashombana, Makenga, Vicky, Aline, Amondokoli, Masirika, Muchiga, Mubagwa, Namahira, Makelele, Sifa, Francine, Silvie, Kabumba, Lungere, Ndabu, Buhendwa, Asumani, M'kapando, Mateso, Alela, Jules, Cibwerhwe, Murhezi
The client Mutewa has been a merchant for the past 15 years. She is 45 years old, married with seven children, all of whom are studying. The client is a member of the Unyenyekevu business association.

She sells food products. She displays her goods locally in a shopping district stall. She is requesting a loan from Hekima to increase her activity. She will buy four bags of maize, cassava flour, tomatoes, small fish, charcoal, etc.

Her spouse is a driver for a local company. She started her business with funds received from her husband. In the future, she wants to increase her working capital, educate and feed her children.

She thanks Hekima for its support to non-bankable women entrepreneurs, by granting them loans during this difficult post-conflict period in the Eastern region of the country. It should be noted that a client is carrying her baby.
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La Cliente Mutewa est une commerçante depuis 15 ans, âgée de 45 ans, mariée et mère de 7 enfants, qui tous étudient. La cliente est membre d’une Association d’Affaires «Unyenyekevu». Elle est vendeuse des denrées alimentaires. Elle installe ses marchandises à domicile dans un du quartier commercial. Elle sollicite un prêt auprès de Hekima pour accroitre son activité. Elle va acheter 4 sacs de maïs, farine de manioc, tomates, fretins, braises etc. Son conjoint est un chauffeur dans une entreprise de la place. Elle démarra ses affaires avec le fonds reçu de son mari. Dans l’avenir, elle souhaite accroitre son capital, scolariser et nourrir ses enfants. Elle remercie Hekima pour son soutien aux femmes entrepreneurs non bancables en leur accordant de crédit, pendant, ce moment difficile post conflits dans la région de l’Est du pays.Il sied de signaler qu'une cliente porte son bébé.

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
  • 6
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,515,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Unyenyekevu Group's $7,075 loan helped a member buy four bags of maize, cassava flour, tomatoes, small fish, charcoal, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2014