A loan of $4,000 helped a member to purchase additional goods for resale.


Temps De La Grace Plus Group's story

“Temps de la Grace” is a group of 27 owners of small businesses chaired by Pululu. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Pululu sells soft drinks and cakes, a business she started in 2006 with $30. A hardworking woman who has demonstrated effective organizational and management skills in her enterprise, Pululu is a loyal client of the MFI HOPE RDC who has already received 11 loans, all repaid in a timely manner.

Pululu is planning to use her next loan to increase the stock of her goods by buying 10 crates of soft drinks and 4 cartons of eggs in order to meet the high demand of her customers. Confident in her business, she knows how to attract and maintain customers by offering what they need and like. She is also diplomatic when she talks with her clients. Pululu’s long term plan is to open a clothing shop.

In this group: Pululu, Gyka, Mandiangu, Makengo, Buingi, Selenge, Niatondo, Fifi*, Makela, Françoise, Véronique, Philomène*, Nseka, Mafuta , Mpungi, Gisèle, Blandine*, Bernadette, Mireille, Séraphin, Paul, Patience*, Charles, Thérèse*, Céléstine, Nzuzi, Pierre
*not pictured



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