A loan of $3,650 helped a member to buy automobile parts.

Winner Plus Group's story

Faty B. was introduced to her work by her husband in 1996. She sells automobile parts that she buys as the Matadi port in the province of Bas-Congo in the southwest of the DRC. She acquired solid experience in sales and in the good managing of her business. She is known by drivers and mechanics of Kinshasa who trust her a great deal for quality service and especially for the better quality goods she sells them.

Faty experienced a drop in business in 1997 due to political instability. She began again in 2000 and has prospered through today. She now has capital amounting to over $500. She makes her sales in Matonge, which is the best known and busiest place in Kinshasa. She likes her business because it's profitable and provides the chance for her to meet a lot of people.

She is 31 years old, married, and the mother of three children, who vary in age from 4 to 8. Only two of them go to school. Faty dreams one day of becoming an importer of auto parts directly from the West.

In this group: Faty, Anne, Alphonsine, Mado, Eve, Mengi, Sarah, Emilie, Mamitshu, Mado, Wivine, Jeannette, Monique, Zache, Emilie, Emma, Géneviève, Anne, Laura, Reagen, Roger, Josée, Béatrice, Ida, Junior

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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