A loan of $3,400 helped a member to bolster his inventory for increasing is profits.

Bomengo Plus Group's story

Patrice K. has been a micro-entrepreneur for a long time. His shop, originated in 1988, really improved through 1990. The pillaging in 1991 and 1993 in Kinshasa had carried off all the merchandise in his shop and cause his bankruptcy. From 1998 to today, Patrice got reorganized, relaunching his shop once again. For now, he is happy because his business is improving as he would like, despite some difficulties due to monetary depreciation.

His general store includes canned foods, soaps, candles, toilet paper, milk, sugar, salt, etc... With the loan of this May, he has planned to bolster his stock of merchandise aiming to increase his revenues and to satisfy the needs of his ever-growing customer base. His ambition is to open a store for men's and women's clothing. The market is big in his district. Currently, he totals up $300 in capital and his work generates a profit of $175 per month. He has joined a HOPE RDC group in 2008 with the goal of realizing his dream

Patrice is 47 years old, married, and the father of eight children, ranging in age from 17 to 32. Three of them are on their own, and five live with Patrice and his wife and go to school.

In this group: Patrice, Clara, Marie, Anna, Symphorien, Kadi, Victorine, Bernadette, Eugénie, Mukamu, Ghyslaine, Ernéstine, Anifa, Angel, Johe, Joseph, Okako, Jeanne, Mamy, Julie, Viviane, Elysée, Thérèse, Mariam, Elysée, Rose, Marie-Jeanne, Alphonsine, Lyly

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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