A loan of $4,425 helped a member buying 8 sacks of maize in order to diversify his business.


Orchidée Plus Group's story

Pitchou L. runs two mills belonging to him, which constitute the essential part of his business. He bought the first mill in 1999. The second was acquired in 2008, thanks to the accumulated profit made with the first mill.



In January 2008, Pitchou decided to join one of the Hope groups called « Orchidée Plus » with the intention of making his dream come true: to open a maize depot and one day, to become a supplier of this product in his neighborhood situated in the south-east of Kinshasa.



He has already received three loans from Hope which he completely reimbursed. Pitchou intends, with this loan, to diversify his business by buying 8 sacks of maize to sell to earn income. Presently, his business is generating a profit of US$ 175 per week.



Pitchou is single and the father of a child of 3. The « Orchidée Plus » group has had the joy and the privilege to welcome John, Kiva fellow in Kinshasa.

In this group: Pitchou, Dénise, Olga, Lili, Mazandu, Pétronie, Mutondo, Madeleine, Sophie, Elysée, Jeannette, Israel, Jean, Victorine, Naomie, Annette, Ida, Pauline, Agnès, Ernest, Didier, Micho, Marie, Marie, Nadine, Alain, Mimi, Jean, Thérèse, Aimé, Joséphine, Guélord, Nathalie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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