A loan of $2,250 helped a member to purchase bags of milk to sell so he can increase his income.

Beny Plus Group's story

Emma T., aged 45, is president of the "Beny Plus" group, comprised of 26 members who wish to obtain Kiva loans through Hope Kinshasa RDC. Emma started his coffee-selling microbusiness in 2004 with $100 in capital. Over the years, circumstances pushed him to change his business. Today, Emma sells assorted products in his quarter north of Kinshasa, which is the most populated of all the quarters. In 2008, he decided to begin the "Beny Plus" group to achieve his dream of becoming a wholesaler who supplies products to retailers. He has received three loans from Hope RDC which he repaid in full. The next loan will be used to purchase bags of milk that he will sell to increase his income. Presently, his business generates $70 in profit per week. Good management and reduced spending are the strategies used by Emma to make his business prosper. He is married and has three children whose ages range from 5 to 14 years. The two oldest are in school.

In this group: Emma, Iluka, Germaine, Marie-Claire, Lumière, Kasua*, Lukeba, Tshibwa, Kapinga, Elisabeth, Anny, Nathalie, Ivonne, Charlotte, Christine, Suzanne, Muyolo, Jolie, Rose, Wasua, Sabu, Noely, Marie*, Chérie, Jeanne, Monique
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro

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