A loan of $4,400 helped a member to purchase camera accessories to resell in order to reinforce working capital.


Orchidée Plus Group's story

Orchidée Plus is a Community Bank of 33 owners of small businesses chaired by Alain. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRCongo to grow their businesses. Alain, 33 and single, is a photographer. He became a microentrepreneur in 2007. Alain has already received two loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC and fully repaid them. He intends to use the next loan to purchase camera accessories to resell in order to reinforce working capital. Currently he earns a profit of $30 a week.

In this group: Alain, Dénise, Olga, Lili, Mazandu, Pétronie, Mutondo, Madeleine, Sophie, Elysée, Jeannette, Naomie, Annette, Pauline, Agnès, Micho, Marie, Marie, Mimi, Jean, Thérèse, Aimé, Nathalie, Mimie, Nico, Gilbert, Wivine, Rose, Hélène, Monfo, Anne, Hélène, Nadine
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