Total loan: $4,975

Charité Plus Group

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Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo (DRC) / Food

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A loan helped to expand her inventory of fish by buying 2 salted fish boxes.

Charité Plus Group's story

Luzeta was elected as chairwoman of the Community Bank named "Charité Plus" in replacement of Batinga who was the leader last cycle and took a break this cycle to focus on other activities. The group is made up of 24 members firmly united to receive loans from the MFI (microfinance institution) HOPE DRC in order to develop their businesses. Luzeta sells salted fish. She sells in a market located in the mid-eastern part of Kinshasa. She has been in business since 2001. She borrowed two loans from the MFI HOPE DRC for business expansion and fully repaid them. With the next loan, Luzeta will be able to meet her customer demand by buying 2 salted fish boxes and generate additional profits. Her business makes a profit of US$30 per week. Her ambition is to diversify her business by opening a beverage facility in her area. Luzeta is 35 years old and married with five children between the ages of 1 and 6 years old. Two of them attend school.