A loan of $3,550 helped a member to stock up on prepaid telephone cards for resale.

Aide Plus Group's story

“Aide Plus” is a community bank made up of 29 members, with André U. as president. The bank is firmly united and engaged to receive loans from Kiva via the MFI (micro-finance institution) HOPE RDC.

André U., 26, is a micro-entrepreneur in the communication business. He manages his own phone booth and sells prepaid cards. His customers do not cease to grow in number. The next loan will allow him to increase the number of prepaid cards that he can buy. André works hard and with determination in order to realise his dream of one day opening a shop selling telephone accessories in his local area. He is 26 years old, single and has no children.

In this group: André, Gertrude, Marie, Sandrine, Annie, Hélène, Lyly, Yvette, Véronique, Annie, Astride, Feza, Esther, Sylvie, Julienne, Alphonsine, Bola, Chantal, Banga, Godet, Jeanne, Amboku, Dénise, Antho, Bom've, Albertine, Nicole, Nzo, José
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lara Francis

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