Godelive began her business in 1980. She sells corn, flour, beans, rice, palm oil and other goods at her shop. Since receiving her first HOPE loan in 2004, Godelive has more than tripled her working capital. She has begun to save regularly and invests money back into her business.
Godelive has recognized that there is a need for more suppliers connecting wholesalers to the retailers who sell the goods she sells. With a $1,000 loan, Godelive will build on the credibility she has developed in her community and become the supplier for goods coming from the wholesalers for her neighbourhood.
About HOPE DRC
HOPE 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.