A loan of $4,075 helped a member to buy soap, sugar, rice, and cosmetics, to sell in his store.

Mpiko Plus Group's story

Godefroid K. is the president of a village bank named "Mpiko Plus", which means "courage". It is composed of 26 micro-entrepreneurs who are jointly liable to obtain loans in order to bolster their businesses. He runs his own general store, a business he started in 2005 in an outlying neighborhood located north of the city of Kinshasa. Thanks to four loans he obtained from Kiva's partner, the MFI Hope RDC, and to his good management and determination, his business is now stable and prospering. At this time, it turns out a weekly profit of $150. Godefroid ambitions to open a larger general store, and to become an importer and provider of goods in his area. He's 38 years old, married, and the father of two children aged 5 and 8, respectively.

In this group: Godefroid, Kilela, Marie, Ikinda, Baptiste, Valentine, Sanda, Colette, Noella, Léance, Mélanie, Honorine, Jean-Jacques, Marcéline, Espérance, Déborah, Marie, Chantal , Ikwa, Patience, Solange, Bebe, Wondja, Lili, Olenga, Claudine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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