A loan helped a member to buy new styles of "pagnes" [colorful local fabric].


Famille Wakubenga Group's story

The loan that Mathilde just finished helped her to double her clientele for the supply deliveries coming from Bukavu. In addition, she enrolled her children in school and fed and clothed them. Only the exchange rate of the dollar caused her to default during her loan period but she adapted to the market rates. She hopes to increase even more her business and to improve her living conditions.

In this group: Mathilde, Aline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer melanie fluharty.


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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Lenders and lending teams




Loan details