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Sep 22, 2016 1:13 PM ET

Archived: Congo (Dem. Rep.): Sifa Mpya Group – A loan of $5,875 helps a member to purchase 7 bunches of plantains.

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Sifa Mpya Group

Congo (Dem. Rep.)
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Sifa Mpya Group’s story

This client, Sanata, is a vendor of fruit (bananas). She is 58 years old, a widow, and the mother of seven children. She began her micro-enterprise with her husband’s support in the 1970’s. Later on, she decided to join Hekima’s micro-loan program to develop her business. Currently, her business is doing well. This new loan will be used to purchase 7 bunches of plantains. She thanks Hekima and all of its partners for the support in financing her micro-enterprise.

In this group: Maria, Odile, Antoinette, Francoise, Marguerite, Emima, Adeline, Anuarite, Severine, Kanyere, Faida, Yvette, Sanata, Mariana, Maria, Esperance, Colette, Florida, Charlotte, Georgine, Thiery, Irene, Pascaline, Furaha, Anne, Jacqueline, Thamar, Therese, Victoria, Jacqueline, Leonnie, Florance, Francine, Tresor, Dorcas, Ndungo, Mwavita
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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 

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About Hekima:

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 $5,875 helps a member to purchase 7 bunches of plantains.

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Sifa Mpya Group

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