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Mapenzi Group
In this Group: Furaha, Naweza, Kizungu, Fatuma, Chirangashane, Chishamara, Furaha, Furaha, Mutalegwa, Bahati, Kipendwa, Cikuru, Rebecca, Dembi, Eradi, Shukuru, Basimike, Namukuru, Mwavita, Wabiwa, Nsimire, Astrida, Maombi, Nabintu, Ashuza, Bahizire, Nabintu, Nsimire
Mrs. Naweza, who is a member of the credit group Mapenzi has been a soya flour vendor at the market for several years. She is 38 years old and married to a man who does not have a profession. They have 10 children who go to school. She requests this loan to buy three sacks of 100 kg of soya flour. The income from this loan will enable her to build a house and pay for her children's school fees. Therefore, she thanks Hekima from the bottom of her heart for their wonderful work in favour of women.
Il ya plusieurs années que Madame Naweza membre du groupe de crédit Mapenzi est vendeuse de la farine de soja au marché. Agée de 38 ans, elle est mariée à un homme sans profession et ensemble ils ont 10 enfants tous scolarisés. Elle sollicite ce prêt pour acheter 3 sacs de 100 kg de farine de Soja. Les revenus de ce prêt lui permettra de construire une maison et supporter la scolarité de ses enfants. Ainsi, elle remercie Hekima de tout cœur de son œuvre grandiose en faveur des 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
  • 10
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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 Mapenzi Group's $3,350 loan helped a member to buy three sacks of 100 kg of soya flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015