A loan of $4,200 helped a member to purchase two dozen prepaid phone cards to resell at a profit.


Via Nova Plus Group's story

Maxime M. is a leader of a Community bank named “Via Nova Plus”, which is composed of 26 microentrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Maxime, 29, single, runs a cell phone booth. He has been in business since 1998. He is working hard because his ambition is to become a beverage provider in his area. As he wants to develop and diversify his business, he then decided to join one of Hope’s groups in January 2009. He is planning to use the next loan to purchase two dozen prepaid cards to resell in order to increase his working capital. He makes a profit of about $25 per day. Maxime has succeeded with good strategies to build up permanent customers. He always talks with his customers, he knows them well by their names, and he never runs out of stock.

In this group: Maxime, Bosco, Anne, Rose, Aimérance, Généviève*, Rose, Valérie, Véronique, Anzwes, Blandine*, Rose, Sungu, Clarisse, Antho, Alexis, Aimérance, Biyou, Yobo, Victorine*, Sylvie, Yvette, Astride, Adéline, Séraphine, Antoinette, Sophie*, Chantal, Laeticia, Albertine, Carine, Dorcas, Jolie, Shindani, Théophile
*not pictured



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