A loan of $4,500 helped a member to purchase goods to resell.

Tuwisana Plus Group's story

Papy K., aged 31 and unmarried, is the president of the Community Bank named “Tuwisana Plus”, which is composed of 32 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Papy started his business in 2007 with $30 in initial capital. He manages his own general store located west of the city of Kinshasa. He is a loyal client of the MFI HOPE DRC who has already received four different loans and has repaid them properly. He intends to use the next loan to buy goods to resell with the aim of increasing his profits. Each week, his business brings in a profit of $45. His ambition is to become a wholesaler in his area.

In this group: Papy, Esther, Eléonore, Marguerite, Micky, Dieudonné, Mutanga, Angélique, Céléstin, Marthe, Emilie, Jeannette, Monique, Albertine, Alphonsine, Mabeta, Kabu, Véronique, Mamie, Bidikebela, Gina, Marie-Jeanne, Ndandulu, Mamie, Géniève, Aléxis, Wamu, Délphin, Clémentine, Hélène, Anna, Biuma
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