A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy goods for making soaps to sell.

Chérubins Plus Group's story

Chérubins Plus is a group composed of 33 members, and its president is Mr. Modeste M.. This group has already received Kiva loans that it repaid correctly. Modeste has a commercial business making artisanal soaps, which he sells. He has a telephone booth as well. His businesses are located in the most populated outlying district of Kinshasa and north of the city.

To realize his ambition of opening a factory for making soaps to provide to retailers, Modeste works hard while reinvesting his accumulated profits. Also, he is counting on Kiva loans through the micro-finance institution Hope RDC. He has already received three of them, which he totally repaid. The next loan will be used to buy goods for making soaps to sell, with the aim of growing his profits. Currently, his businesses generate a profit of $45 a week for him.

Modeste is 54 years old, married, and the father of six children, ages 12 to 30. All of them go to school.

In this group: Modeste, Kutekemeni, Célestine, Julienne, Yvonne, Thérèse, Fiston, Thérèse, Aziza, Mpongo, Ruth, Hélène*, Mireille, Madeleine*, Marthe, Théophile, Sophie*, Odette, Jacqueline, Jeanne, Kasasa*, Anny, Opel, Nathalie, Anny, Phonsine, Germaine, Muanza*, André, Constantine, Bernard, Fidèle, Marie-Josée
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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