A loan of $1,500 helps a member to sell phone cards and funds for money transfers.


Famille Mwirakiza Group's story

It has only been five years since Papy started the money transfer service and selling phone cards when teaching disappointed him due to his low salary. The rate of exchange poses a real problem right now because it is too unstable. With the requested loan, 33% will be put to money transfers and 67% into the trade in phone cards.

In this group: Papy, Nalubungo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Hannah Ridge.


This loan is special because:

It helps small businesses in Eastern Congo access financial services.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.