A loan of $3,150 helped a member to purchase more bags of loaves of bread to increase her inventory.


Paix Plus Group's story

Evelyne M. is the leader of this community bank named “Paix Plus”, which is composed of twenty micro-entrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Evelyne is 30 years old and is the mother of five children, three of whom go to school. She sells loaves of bread and has been in business since 2007. She started with capital of $50 and, currently, her business brings in a benefit of $60 per week.

After learning through her friend about HOPE’s loan program, Evelyne decided to join one of its groups in November 2008. She has already received five loans from HOPE that she repaid correctly. With her next loan she is planning to purchase more bags of loaves of bread to increase the inventory of her business.

Evelyne’s dream is to be a provider of these products in her area. She runs her business in the south-western area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Evelyne, Blandine, Lelo, Nousca, Ritha, Tshioba, Virginie, Betty, Aimée, Guidile, Laurent, Kaniawula, Bakaji, Moseka, Nzelenga, Mata, Zidi, Jonas, Meta, Vata
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