A loan of $6,075 helped a member to buy soft drinks such as Fanta, for resale.


Tusonge Mbele Group's story

Mwamba is a determined retailer and a senior member of the business group 'Tusonge Mbele'. She is 60 years old and mother to four children, two of whom are studying and two of whom are already married.

Mwamba has been selling soft drinks from a stall at her home in a busy district of her town for 24 years now. She started her business with money from her savings, and now works with the field partner, Hekima. She plans to use her loan to buy ten crates of soft drinks such as Fanta. In this way she hopes to be able to feed and educate her children.

Mwamba is very grateful to Hekima for helping small entrepreneurs, who are excluded from the classic banking system, to become independent. This is especially important during this difficult time following the conflict in the east of the country.

In this group: Baheni, Mutomoy, Francoise, Mwamba, Oreli, Wabigwa, Bakosha, Salome, Martha, Consilie, Ndurani, Mulume, Staziya, Munonoo, Kalenga, Byaragi, Francine, Kazadi, Mbubi, Asina, Bauma, Kabala, Kyahi, Ngole, Busanga, Sakina, Mwamini, Malekera, Mulumeoderhwa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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