A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy spices and four cases of soft drinks to sell for boosting her profits.


Persevérance Plus Group's story

The community bank "Persévérance Plus" is a group established in solidarity and composed of 26 members, including the leader, Georgette. These micro-entrepreneurs are determined to develop their businesses with the financial support of the lenders of the world via Kiva and the micro-finance institution HOPE RDC.

Georgette K., aged 55, has been in the micro-enterprise world since 1982. She has committed nearly her entire life to small businesses, and she has acquired solid experience in it. Her current work involves selling spices and soft drinks.

She is a loyal HOPE RDC client, who has obtained a loan three times and repaid them on time. The next loan will be used to buy spices to satisfy the needs of her customers and to buy four cases of soft drinks to sell with the goal of growing her revenues.

Georgette is married and the mother of ten children, ranging from 21 to 42 years of age. Just two of them are attending school.

In this group: Georgette, Myriam, Nelly, Veve, Hélène, Véro, Bernadette, Véronique*, Georges, Kiikobo, Patient, Marceline, Hortence, Kabeya*, Albertine, Charlotte, Makambu, Kambamba, Munsaka, Lisette*, Elysée, Catherine, Céléstine, Mama, Mukini, Louise
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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