A loan of $3,500 helped a member purchasing 10 crates of drinks and goods in bulk.

Dieu Vivant Plus Group's story

Jules P. is the manager of the group “Dieu Vivant Plus,” which means “Living God” in French. The group is made up of 28 members, firmly united to receive loans through the micro-finance institution HOPE RDC in order to develop their businesses.

Jules is 47 years old and a father of seven children whose ages vary between 3 and 15. He also cares for a brother-in-law. Jules sells beverages to the west of Kinshasa. He has been in business since 2005. Jules joined one of HOPE’s groups (a DRCongo microfinance program) in 2009 and received 5 loans, all of which he has paid back regularly. He has worked hard to develop his business. With the high demand of his clients, Jules intends to use this next loan to buy 10 crates of drinks for resale at a profit, as well as some goods in bulk for his general store to increase his income. He hopes to generate more profit to support his family. Currently, his business generates $90 in profit per week. Jules’s ambition is to open a beverage facility and deliver beverages in his area.

In this group: Jules, Julienne, Jean Pierre, Catherine, Cisca, Tecla, Cécile, Bernadette, Pierre, Paul, Brigitte, Jacqueline, Théodore, Huguette, Michel, Yvonne, Manianga, Nzita, Mbizi, Mpolo, Lukombo, Boyoko, Fabrice , Nsaya, Tshilombo, Basemba, Tuzayamo, Likanga

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