A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy clothing and to diversify her business with fish.


Semeurs Victorieux Plus Group's story

Joséphine K. is the leader of a group named “Semeurs Victorieux Plus”, which is composed of 29 members. She sells second-hand clothing at the market in her district located east of the city of Kinshasa. After having begun this business in 1980, she acquired solid experience in managing and marketing, which constitute effective tools for advancing it.

She is a very loyal client who benefited from eight loans from the micro-finance institution HOPE RDC, and she repaid them properly. The next loan will enable her to diversify her business by purchasing fresh fish to resell with the goal of growing her capital. Currently, her business generates $50 a week in profits. She dreams of opening a clothing store.

Joséphine is 46 years old, married, and the mother of two children, who are in school. They are 18 and 22 years of age.

In this group: Joséphine, Fabienne, Régine, Jean-Claude, Luyindula, Nestor, Sefu , Mbamba , Matiti, Charlotte, Manzeke, Rose, Cathérine, Coco, Marie-Josée, Suzanne, Pauline, Evélyne, Songi, Muetaba, Lisongo, Angel, Fifi, Françoise, Gétou, Yvette, Elindo, Abisine, Emilienne
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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