A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase in bulk 25 crates of beverages for resale.

Bon Berger Plus Group's story

Jacques is the chairman of the Community Bank named “Bon Berger Plus” which is composed of 20 micro-entrepreneurs. The members are united by the same goal — to grow their businesses by loans received from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC.

Jacques is 55 years old. His main activity is to sell beverages. He buys them in bulk and resells them retail at profit. He sells his products daily at the market in his area located east of Kinshasa.

He is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having tree times obtained and correctly repaid loans. His next loan will allow him to buy twenty five crates of beverages to increase his sales in order to make a better profit. The business makes a profit of about US$100 per week. The aim of this loan is to reinforce his working capital and provide food for his family. He is married and the father of six children. Four of them attend school.

In this group: Jacques, Angèle, Mafua, Alain, Mafuta, Diadia, Tshilumba, Kisalu, Noél, Mbuyamba, July, Jean-Pierre, Jeanette, Samy, Laurant , Mamou, Richard, Annie*, Mawawa, Lukoji
*not pictured

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