Genis Fidèles Plus Group
Malela, 58, started his business in 2007. He manages his own general store in the West of Kinshasa. He works hard with good management skills in order to realize his dream of one day opening a large store in his area. His business generates a profit of US$90 per week. He will increase his stock of merchandise with his next loan by purchasing, soaps, vegetable oil, and sacks of rice and reselling them at a profit. Malela is a married and has five children aged between 10 and 22. 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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