A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy sardines, soap, milk, sugar, etc. to stock her shop.

Israel Plus Group's story

Dégaule manages his own shop and a motorbike taxi. He started his business in 2001 with $120 in capital. His small shop really prospered, thanks to accumulated profits and good managing that have made his capital grow to $800 in 2005.

His ambition is to open a wholesale store one day, and so he was driven to join a HOPE RDC group in August 2008 called “Israel Plus” in order to receive loans for supporting his dream. He obtained a loan three times from HOPE and has repaid them completely. The fourth loan he received in this past June was used to bolster the inventory in his shop by buying boxes of sardines, soaps, milk, sugar, baggies of Pure Water, etc. to resell with the goal of increasing his revenues. Currently, his capital amounts to $1,200 and the profits realized monthly come to $250.

Dégaule is 35 years old, married, and the father of three children, ranging in age from 4 to 9. Two of them go to school.

In this group: Dégaule, Vicky, André, Marie, Louise, Joel, Rachel, Chantal, Espérance, Françoise, Pauline, Judith, Patrick, Jean, Hélène, Edo, Viviane, Mayoni, Léya, Célé, Anne, Taty, Isako, Henriette, Nathalie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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