Exode Plus Group
Stephan sells pairs of shoes, slippers, etc. for women at a market located mid-east of Kinshasa. He started his business in 2005. With hard work and determination, his business has prospered. He has already received MFI HOPE DRC loans twice and fully repaid them. The loans he has received have helped him support his family.
Stephan makes US$60 profit each week. With the next loan he intends to purchase more pairs of slippers needed by his customers and generate additional profits. His ambition is to someday open a shoe shop in his area. He is 49 years old, married and the father of five children whose ages vary between 4 and 13. All of them attend school.
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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