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Jun 28, 2016 1:51 PM ET

Archived: Congo (Dem. Rep.): A portion of Rafiki Group’s $4,200 loan helps a member to buy food products for resale.

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Rafiki Group



Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) / Food Market




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Rafiki Group’s story

With the earnings from her previous loan, Rita was able to pay her children’s school fees. She also saw a small increase in her sales. This new loan will again be used to buy food products and will allow Rita to improve and develop her small business.

In this group: Rita, Anne , Adolphine
*not pictured





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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie NarayanView original language description


This loan is special because:

It gives woman-owned small businesses in the impoverished Sud-Kivu region access to financial services and training.


Elizabeth Davidson
Kiva staff


More about this loan

This loan supports the women-owned small businesses in the Lake Kivu region of DR Congo. Many families have moved to this region to escape the violence in other parts of DR Congo but are left without jobs or any means of supporting themselves. These women often invest their profits in their families — to feed, clothe, and educate their children and to ensure the health of all family members. By supporting this loan, you are helping to empower Congolese women to start their own businesses and provide for themselves and their families.

About Programme d’Appui aux Initiatives de Développement Economique au Kivu (PAIDEK):

PAIDEK is a microfinance institution operating in the Sud-Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. PAIDEK aims to revitalize the economy of Sud-Kivu and improve the livelihood of low-income communities by providing access to financial services and training. It is one of few reputable financial service providers in the region.

With Kiva’s help, PAIDEK can provide loans to coffee and rice growers living in the most impoverished communities in the region.



A portion of Rafiki Group’s $4,200 loan helps a member to buy food products for resale.



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Rafiki Group

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