A loan of $3,675 helped a member to purchase 50 liters of battery acid to resell with the aim of generating the profit.

Arc-En-Ciel Plus Group's story

Barli is the leader of a community bank named “Arc-En-Ciel Plus”, which means “Rainbow” in English and is composed of 23 micro-entrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Barli is 44 years old and the father of five children ages 3 to 16. Three of them attend school.

Barli runs a service of charging batteries. He has been a micro-entrepreneur since 1985. He runs his business in the Middle Eastern area of Kinshasa.

He is working hard because his ambition is to become an excellent battery charger service in his area. The loan he’ll obtain next will be used to buy 50 liters of battery acid and some accessories for his service with the aim of increasing the profits.

Since he wants to develop and diversify his business, he decided to join one of Hope’s groups in October 2009. Currently, he makes a profit of about $180 per week. Barli 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: Barli, Jacquie, Silvie, Naku, Godet, Clément, Zézarine, Annie, Matondo, Pascal, Mohamed, Christelle, Angel, Charlotte, Angel, Henriette, Jeanne, Diasolua, Albertine, Mado, Nzinga, Jeanne, Hélène

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