Miriame Plus Group
Maya, aged 50, is married and has two children. She sells pairs of slippers and wicks in the north western area of Kinshasa. She has been in business since 2000. She has acquired solid experience and her business has prospered, thanks to good management and accumulated profits. She is a loyal client who has already received the MFI HOPE DRC loans two times and repaid them properly. She intends, with the next loan, to purchase more pairs of shoes and some wicks to increase the inventory of her business. Her plan is to resell these items in order to increase her income. Currently, she earns a profit of US$100 every week.
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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