A loan of $3,300 helped a member to increase the stock of her restaurant by buying flour, beans and other goods.

Buisson Ardent Plus Group's story

Christine, age 44, is the chairwoman of the community bank named Buisson Ardent Plus, which consists of 19 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through the microfinance institution, HOPE RDC, with the goal of developing their businesses.

Christine has been in the microenterprise world for years. She has been running a restaurant located southeast of the city of Kinshasa. She is a loyal client of HOPE RDC, who has already received nine different loans and has repaid them properly. She intends to use the next loan to increase the stock of her restaurant by buying a sack of flour, fish and beans with the aim of increasing her profits. Each week, her business brings in a profit of $70. Her ambition is to open a big restaurant in her area.

Christine is married and has three children whose ages are between 6 and 12 years old. Two of them go to school.

In this group: Christine, Bethy, Zico, Brigitte, Betty, Bijou, Astride, Annie, Rose, Thérèse, Giresse, Julie, Cathérine, Bijou*, Nancy, Masibu, Billy, Kuthi, Elisabeth
*not pictured

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