A loan of $1,000 helps a member to buy charcoal.


Famille Kasagwe Group's story

Ismaël started selling charcoal in 2014 through a bottom from the cassava harvest in the field he inherited. After three crop rotations of the cassava, he found that there was a lack of charcoal on the market. It was from this situation that he decided to change business.

With the loan he requested, he plans to buy a good stock of charcoal to sell.

In this group: Ismaël, Etoile

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katell Maguet.


This loan is special because:

It helps small businesses in Eastern Congo access financial services.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
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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.