A loan of $4,000 helped a member to increase the stock of his goods by buying jewellery and watches and reselling them at profit.

Obéissance Plus Group's story

Tshibangu is the leader of the Community Bank named “Obéissance Plus” which means “Obedience” in English. It is composed of 25 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Tshibangu is 50 years old and a father of nine children. He has been active in his business since 1988. He began his business selling watches. Besides selling watches, He also sells miscellaneous goods. He joined one of Hope’s groups (a DRCongo Microfinance Program) in 2009, and has received four loans. Thanks to Hope’s loans, Tshibangu’s business has prospered and it generates a profit of $20 per day. Tshibangu intends with the next loan to diversify his business by buying jewellery to retail at a profit in order to increase his capital. His ambition is to convert into the medical field. Due to the high demand in medicine in his environment, Tshibangu wants to open a drugstore to meet the people’s needs. He works hard in order to achieve his dream.

In this group: Thsibangu, José, Béatrice, Valentine, Pélagie, Miriam*, Adéline, Jeanette, Mputu*, Bevervly, Bibiane, Mulamba*, Berthe, Adonis, Esther*, Mansanga, Yannick, Justine, Ilunga, Valérie*, Nicole, Bapu, Kassongo, Emmanuel, Ritha
*not pictured

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