A loan of $3,525 helped a member purchase 1 bag of shikwangues and 1 box of turkey meat for resale.

Cité De La Gloire Plus Group's story

Cité de la Gloire Plus is a communal bank composed of 25 members, with Yuya being the manager. This group regularly receives and repays loans from the MFI HOPE DRC. Yuya M. is 55 years old, and lives in the mountainous area west of Kinshasa. She has been active in the the sale of food for many years. She sells shikwangues (a bread made of cassava flour), fish and turkey meat. She is well known in her neighborhood because of the quality of her food products.Yuya is a loyal client of the MFI, HOPE DRC, having already received 2 loans and fully repaid them on time. Considering the growing demand from her clients, she is planning to increase her inventory of products with the next loan, by buying a bag of shikwangues and a carton of turkey meat for resale to increase profits. Her current activities bring her a weekly profit of $23. Her short-term goal is to purchase a refrigerator to preserve her fresh products. Yuya is married, and has 6 children and 2 grandchildren. Her children are between the ages of 16 and 33, and two of them go to school.

In this group: Yuya, Sylvie, Odette, Daddy, Blandine, Béa, Cadette, Mamie, Nkusu, Phuati, Huguette, Baba, Vicky, Lelo, Bébé, Mahele, Kongolo, Amba, Chantal, Jeanne, Bukaka, Josué, Nkiambi, Flora, Isabelle

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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