A loan of $4,075 helped a member to buy milk, soap, tinned food, prepaid phone cards and miscellaneous items to resell at a profit.

Puits De Jacob Plus Group's story

Célestin S. has been vice president of one of the Hope RDC groups called “Puits de Jacob Plus” since 2008. He owns and runs a small store and telephone booth, which he started in 2002 with an initial capital of $100. His clientele consists mainly of students, since his business is located on the university campus. Since 2008 Céléstin has received several loans which have strengthened and stabilized his business and which he repaid in full and on time. The loan he will receive in this loan cycle will enable him to buy milk, sugar, soap, prepaid phone cards and various other items which he will sell in order to increase profits. After his university medical studies this year, Célestin aims to open a medical center. He is single and 31 years old. His business currently provides him with a weekly profit of $150. His group was privileged to receive a visit from John, a Kiva Fellow from the US.

In this group: Célestin, Gaby, Aléxis, Elysée, Laurentine, Joséphine, Marie, Annette, Raymond, Sona, Espé, Sumbu, Ngingida, Yvette, Marie, Arthur, Ndona, Françoise, Blandine, Jean, Kulu, Brigitte, Bisima, Marie-Louise, Mbembo, Aimé, Kinata, Bébé, Bienvenue, Lucie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Llewellyn

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