A loan of $1,500 helps a member to buy and sell used purses for her family's wellbeing.


Wakosomba Lusambya Group's story

Wakosomba has been separated from her husband for a long time and is raising her children alone, sorting herself out here and there. She has been selling used purses for thirty one years. Before, she worked in a group of three women, but her teammates quit, and she is thus taking out a lone herself, accompanied by her eldest daughter. She is dressed in red with the small black purse around her neck.

In this group: Wakosomba, Edith

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W..


This loan is special because:

It supports women who escaped violence in other parts of DRC.

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.