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