A loan of $2,725 helped a member to purchase three 25 kgs/cartons of meat to resell.


Bikamwa Plus Group's story

Yvon P., age 44, is the leader of the “Bikamwa Plus” community bank, which is composed of 28 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through HOPE RDC to develop their businesses. Yvon is married and has three children between 1 and 11 years old. Only one goes to school.

Yvon started his business in 1990 with $50 of initial capital. He manages his business in the western part of Kinshasa. He is a loyal client of HOPE RDC who has already received four different loans and has repaid them properly. He intends to use the next loan to buy three 25 kgs/cartons of meat to resell so he can increase his profits. Each day, his business brings in a profit of $5.

His ambition is to open a cold storage facility.

In this group: Yvon, Léontine, Kany, Véronique, Felly, Elysée, Futi, Marceline, Albertine, Louise, Pauline, Marie Louise, Mireille, Florence, Nadine, Lutshia, Serge, Josée, Béatrice, Jolie, Marceline, Paul, Jeanne, Sophie, André, Placide, Kapinga, Marie-Jeanne



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