Democratic Republic of Congo

Financial services

Financing granted

Loan of 170,000€ *
(equivalent in local currency

Foundation partner

since 2011
(3 loans granted)

*Outstanding amount at grant value

Context:

In 2015, agriculture accounted for 20.6% of GDP and employed a large percentage of the workforce. Despite a subsoil rich in mineral and natural resources, the DRC is marked by weak economic development and persistent poverty.

The Institution:

HEKIMA is a microfinance institution that provides loans in small groups mainly to women engaged in small-scale trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2003.

Impact:

HEKIMA contributes to the social economic transformation of the working populations and particularly the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).