A loan of $3,575 helped a member towards purchasing 10 10kg/sacks of corn and manioc flour and reselling them at a profit.


Bikamwa Plus Group's story

Bikamwa Plus is a Community Bank made up of 26 members whose chairwoman is Véronique. These members are united for the same goal: to grow their businesses by loans received from Kiva through the MFI HOPE RDC. Véronique sells corn and manioc flour. She began her business in 2000. After hard work and good management, she succeeded in making it thrive, thanks to the accumulated profits. Véronique is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having five times obtained and correctly repaid loans. She will increase her stock of merchandise with her next loan by buying ten 10kg/sacks of corn and manioc flour and reselling them at a profit. Véronique is 60 years old. She is married and the mother of 6 children, whose ages range between 8 and 35 years old. Only one of her children attends school. Her business generates a profit of $35 per week. Véronique’s dream is to open a manioc and corn facility and become a provider in her area.

In this group: Véronique, Léontine, Kanny, Yvon, Felly, Futi, Marceline, Albertine, Louise, Pauline*, Marie Louise, Mireille, Nadine, Serge, Josée, Béatrice*, Jolie, Marceline, André, Kapinga*, Amos, Thethe, Kamesa, Charlotte, Buji, Georgette
*not pictured



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