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Jul 23, 2016 11:16 AM ET

Archived: Congo (Dem. Rep.) – Unyenyekevu Group: A loan of $7,475 helps a member to purchase 100 pairs of shoes.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 23, 2016

Unyenyekevu Group

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Unyenyekevu Group’s story

Georgette is a businesswoman who sells used shoes at a market in town. She is the treasurer of the ‘banc villageois’ called “Unyenyekevu” and a client of the microfinance institution Hekima. She is married, 42 years old, and the mother of four children, all in school. She is going to purchase 100 pairs of shoes to bolster her business.

She began her business with capital from her husband twelve years ago. Her wish is to build a house and provide schooling and food for her children. So she thanks Hekima for supporting entrepreneurs excluded from the traditional banking system.

In this group: Georgette, Aimee, Mubikwa, Bertine, Aline, Martine, Anociata, Godelive, Sifa, Jeanpierre, Pasi, Julienne, Antoinette, Esperance, Sylvie, Gisilene, Mamie, Yvonne, Jules, Desanges, Pascal, Leonie, Siuzike, Sifa, Cecile, Pascasie, Rita, Qchristine, Venacia, Christian, Aime, Victorine, Eveline, Flavine, Antoinette, Antoinette, Josephine, Noella, Ghislain, Irene, Pendo
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey View original language description

This loan is special because:

It serves entrepreneurs in conflict-affected areas with few opportunities. 

Elizabeth Davidson
Kiva staff 

More about this loan 

About Hekima, a partner of World Relief:

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.

A loan of $7,475 helps a member to purchase 100 pairs of shoes.

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Unyenyekevu Group

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