A loan of $4,000 helped a member to increase the stock of sewing accessories.

Mont Sinai Gs1 Group's story

Alphonse is a chairman of the Community Bank named “Mont Sinai GS1.” The group consists of five micro-entrepreneurs jointly united to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Alphonse is 61, married and the father of five children between the ages of 18 and 29. He has been active in his business since 1996. He sells sewing accessories at the market west of Kinshasa. He has been dedicated to his business, which is the only source of income he has to support his family.

He is a loyal client of IMF HOPE RDC and has already received and successfully repaid 12 loans. Alphonse is planning with the coming loan to purchase items of good quality that are needed by his clients in order to generate more profit. With the next loan, Alphonse's group members will meet their clients’ needs and improve their business facilities in order to generate more profit to support their families.

His ambition is to someday open a beverage facility in his area.

In this group: Alphonse, Gaudeline, Albertine, Marie-Claire, Thomas

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