A loan of $3,325 helped a member to provide more telephone calling services to her customers.

Couronne De Vie Plus Group's story

Aimée K. is 49 years old and leads a loan group called “Couronne Plus” which consists of 27 microentrepreneurs who are committed to develop their businesses by applying for and receiving microloans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC.

Aimée makes a living running a cellphone booth, and supplements the income she earns there by selling manioc, corn flour and other items. Both lines of work are profitable but the demand for calling services is especially high, and she has decided to take advantage of that demand by opening a telephone booth and selling phone accessories. She works hard and has a long-term goal of opening a small general store. To help reach this goal, she decided to join one of Hope’s groups in June 2009. She makes a profit of about $20 per day, is married and has three children who range in age from 8 to 33.

In this group: Aimée, Philo, Patience, Mado, Marie, Odette, Monique, Cécile, Raphaél, Gina, Jeannatte, Collette, Liwatiwa*, Makita, Angélique, Nsimba, Yvette, Clément, Matshianga*, Esther, Françoise, Espérance, Okwondo, Patience, James, Awundu, Nathalie
*not pictured

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