Patmos Plus Group
Annie sells palm oil and seeds of corn. She sells in a market located in the northeastern part of Kinshasa. She has been in business since 1998. She already borrowed two loans from the MFI HOPE DRC for business expansion and fully repaid both loans. With the next loan, Annie will be able to meet the customer demand and generate additional profits. Her business makes US$30 of profit per week. One of Annie’s strategies to keep her clients is that she tells them in advance about any changes that can occur in business. Her ambition is to become a provider in her environment. Annie is 37 years old, divorced and has four children aged between 13 and 23 years old. Two 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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