A loan of $3,925 helped a member purchasing four 35kg sacks of manioc and corn and two cartons of fresh fish to increase her inventory.


Soutien Plus Group's story

Charlotte N. is the leader of the group named “Soutien Plus” that consists of 24 members firmly united to receive loans from the MFI (micro-finance institution) HOPE RDC in order to develop their businesses.

Charlotte is 53 years old. She is a widow and the mother of nine children between the ages of 16 and 37. Charlotte sells corn and manioc flour. She has been in business since 1971.

After learning through her friend about Hope’s loan program, she decided to join one of its groups in July 2008. Charlotte has already received six loans from Hope that she repaid correctly.

Currently, her business brings in a profit of $45 per week. With her next loan she is planning to purchase four 35kg sacks of manioc and corn and two cartons of fresh fish to increase the inventory of her business.

Charlotte’s dream is to be a provider of those products in her area. She runs her business in the western area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Charlotte, Rosalie, Mathilde, Nelly, Kingalu, Louise, Yasmine, David, Charlotte, Henriette, Arlette, Cédrick, Irène, Christine, Matthieu, Nicole, Nzimbu*, Albert, Tumwenemo, Agnès, Mamie, Pascaline, Albert, Judith
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