A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy eggs for resale and increase her income.


Siloe Plus Group's story

Justine L. chairs Siloe Plus Group composed of 25 members who are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva through Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC.

Justine, aged 48, began her business in 2008. She sells cooked pork meats (such as pâté, "rillettes", ham and sausages) and cakes in front of her plot of land in the mountains west of the city of Kinshasa. She is a regular client who received five loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC and repaid them on schedule. She will use this loan to diversify her business and buy eggs for resale and increase her income. Currently she earns a profit of $12 a day. She is a hard-working lady who manages her business efficiently to fulfill her goal of opening a store on her plot of land.

Justine is divorced and the mother of three children aged 17 to 25. Two of them attend school.

In this group: Justine, Rachel, Aliba, Julienne, Germaine, Godet, Thethe, Colette, Christine, Vicky, Béatrice, Marie Josée, Paul, Elysée, Adrienne, Jeannette, Bibiche, Mimy, Irène, Agnès, Junior, Florence, Marie-Thérèse, Mado, Françoise

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris



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