Total loan: $3,000

Adonai Plus Group

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Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo (DRC) / Retail

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A loan helped To buy a sack of peanuts and bananas.

Adonai Plus Group's story

Chantal, age 34 and unmarried, is the mother of one 12-year-old girl who attends school. She sells fruits, peanuts, as well as soft drinks. She was introduced to this business by her mother in 1985 and, over the years, she has acquired a strong experience in sales and management. In 1992, her starting capital amounted to $20, which enabled her to buy one sack of peanuts, which she started reselling. From 1992 to 2001, thanks to her diligent work and good management, Chantal managed to increase her capital to $300, in spite of the encountered difficulties, such as the pillages of 1993 and the political and economical instability in her city. Thereafter, she suspended her business due to health issues, and restarted it in 2006. Eager to one day realize her ambition to open a women's clothes store, Chantal decided to join the Adonai group in October 2008. Adonai is one of the groups of Kiva's partner, the microfinance organization Hope DRC. She got several loans, which she repaid in full and on time. Her business currently turns a weekly profit of $18, which she hopes to increase with the next loan.

Translated from French by Patrick Stadelmann, Kiva Volunteer