Force Plus Group
Kisita started her business in 1971, selling corn and cassava flour. Today, she operates a restaurant. She is 51 years old, married and has seven children between the ages of 27 and 32. From 2002 to 2004, her restaurant prospered thanks to good management and accumulated profits. Today, her business makes about $65 per week. Currently, Kisita is happy to be part of one of Hope’s groups. With this loan, she is planning to reinforce the inventory of her restaurant by buying flour, beans and charcoal in order to increase her profit. Her ambition is to someday open a charcoal facility in her area. She sells in the mid-eastern area of Kinshasa.
About HOPE DRCHOPE International has been providing small business loans and savings services to thousands of entrepreneurs in DRC since 2004. HOPE DRC targets small business owners who can use loans to increase their inventories or invest in assets that have the potential to increase their incomes. Funds from Kiva lenders play a major role in expanding access to affordable, flexible capital for micro-entrepreneurs, 80% of whom are women.
This is a Group Loan
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