A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy materials for his business in order to increase the quality of his products and generate lots of revenue.

Bozui Na Ekenge Plus Group's story

This group consists of 26 members, one of whom is Frederick K., who has his hand raised in the picture.

Frederick K. manages his own crafts workshop, where he sells bowls, buckets, watering cans, and waffle makers, which he creates from sheet metal. He also sells second-hand items. Frederick started his business in 1992, selling drinks; this business later transformed into his crafts workshop. In the enterprise of developing his workshop and becoming a supplier of hardware stores in the area, Frederick has joined one of the Hope RDC's groups known as "Bozui na Ekenge Plus" to benefit from continuing financial support through loans. The next loan he is requesting will be used to buy materials for his business with the goal of increasing the quality of his products and thus increase his revenues.

Frederick is 45 years old, he is married and the father of 4 children aged between 4 and 19 years old. 3 of his children are currently in attending secondary school. His business generates $30 a week for him and is situated in southeast Kinshasa.

In this group: Frederick, Béa, Faria, Marie, Jacqueline, Katasi, Mbambu, Angélique, Germaine, Mambu, Sophie, Christine, Jean, Kiese, Délphin, Matuka, Hélène, Euphrasie, Kalasi, Mamie, Keya, Nanou, Tyty, Hérine, Israel, Mabaya

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner

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