Total loan: $2,225

Main Dans La Main Plus Group

Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo (DRC) / Retail

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A loan helped To buy more prepaid cards.

Main Dans La Main Plus Group's story

Freddy L. is the president of the Community Bank “Main dans la main Plus”, which is composed of 13 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through MFI HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses. Freddy runs a telephone booth in his area, located east of Kinshasa. He began his business in 2000. His starting capital was $80. With hard work and determination, his business has prospered. Freddy is now well known and liked in this area. He has already received two MFI HOPE DRC loans and fully repaid them. Since that time, his business has prospered and the loans he has received have helped him rent a well-located business place. He makes $90 profit each week. Freddy intends to purchase more prepaid cards with the next loan, to meet customer demand and generate additional profits. He is 40 years old and single. His ambition is to open a cellular phone shop in his area.