A loan of $5,950 helped a member to buy paper reams, kerosene lamps, toilet paper, and light bulbs.

Msingi Group's story

Kitendwa, age 54, is vice president of the Msingi village bank. She's married to a businessman and they have eight children together, who all go to school.

For more than 30 years, she's been selling her products at the central market. She's seeking a new loan to buy three boxes of paper ream costing $66, one box of kerosene lamps costing $50, 10 boxes of toilet paper costing $120, and two boxes of light bulbs costing $46. $18 will be used to cover transportation costs.

She hopes to expand her business and become a wholesaler. She thanks Kiva's partner, Hekima, for making it easier for her children to attend school.

In this group: Ngalia, Mawazo, Kungwa, Twendilonge, Tabu, Rose, Kasamba, Macozi, Mombo, Munyekelwa, Kitendwa, Vumilia, Faida, Ngalya, Wabiwa, Munyemu, Bitangalo, Mangaza, Badesire, Njinikire, Musimwa, Kika, Nabintu, Machozi, Takumunene, Aziza, Bahati, Borauzima, Sofia, Murhima

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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