A loan of $3,650 helped a member to purchase prepaid phone cards to sell in order to increase profits.

Mapamboli Plus Group's story

Marc K., age 29, is the president of the Community Bank "Mapamboli Plus," which is composed of 28 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through MFI HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Marc is single. He runs a cell phone booth. He has been in business since 2001. He manages his cell phone booth in an area located northeast of the city of Kinshasa. He is a loyal client of FMI HOPE DRC. He has already received four different loans and has repaid them properly. With the aim of increasing his profits, he intends to use the next loan to buy prepaid phone cards to sell. Each week, his business brings in a profit of $50. His ambition is to open a general store.

In this group: Marc, Nzundu, Tamaku, Firmin, Nene, Yves, Tantine, Fifi, Gentil, Adèle, Zizi, Elvis, Armand, Robin, Iza, Colette, Profa, Mamie, Pélagie, Lily, Mangimina, Trésor , Georgine, Solange, Albertine, Malata, Kutobisa, Jimmy
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