A loan helped a member to buy women's shoes to resell.


Groupe Muyembe's story

Rachel used to sell knitted clothes that she knitted herself. After saving a little money, she began selling women's shoes. She feels fulfilled by this work.

Nevertheless, she faces difficulties such as many taxes and an expensive rent.

The loan she is seeking will allow her to increase her business and improve her family's living conditions.

Rachel is the larger woman wearing the blue pagne [bright, colorful fabric] and the black blouse [in the photo].

In this group: Rachel, Muyembe

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara.


This loan is special because:

It gives woman-owned small businesses in the impoverished Sud-Kivu region access to financial services and training.



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