A loan of $3,075 helped a member to purchase additional goods to sell in her store.


Elaka Na Nkolo Plus Group's story

Elaka na Nkolo Plus is a group of 19 owners of small businesses chaired by Muhingwira. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Muhingwira is 53 years old and married. She is the mother of three children whose ages vary from 8 to 15 years old. All of them attend school.

Muhingwira operates a general store. She started her business in 1990. Her business has stabilized thanks to her hard work and the accumulated profits that she reinvested.

Currently, her business brings in a profit of $20 per week. Due to the high demand in her community, she intends with the next loan to buy more goods for resale in order to meet clients' demands and generate additional profit. This will help her to achieve her plans to grow the business.

In this group: Muhingwira, Bilendo, Bibawu, Ebubu, Tuzolana, Ntumba, Afuwa, Wayenga, Dimoke, Lusenge, Nkaku, Alphonsine, Ndeta*, Angel, Jeannette, Josephine, Hortance, Marie, Kamin
*not pictured



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