A loan of $3,025 helped a member to purchase 10 liters of lamp oil and some clothes to resell in order to increase her working capital.


Couronne Plus Group's story

“Couronne Plus” is a group of 32 owners of small businesses chaired by Patience. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Patience sells lamp oil and clothes. She became a micro entrepreneur in 2004, in the southeast province. She has already received two loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC and fully repaid them. She intends to use this loan to expand her inventory. She will buy 10 liters of lamp oil. Currently she earns a profit of $120. Patience is 41 years old, married and the mother of eight children aged 4 to 22. All of them attend school.

In this group: Patience, Philo, Mado, Marie, Odette, Marie, Monique, Cécile, Raphael, Gina, Jeannette, Lusowa, Merceline, Colette, Georgine, Liwatawa, Véro, Kumba, Makita, Angélique, Thérèse, Nsimba, Yvette, Aimée, Clément, Michéline, Ambe, Matshianga, Esther, Francoise , Espérance, Okwondo
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