A loan of $3,500 helped a member to purchase thirty pairs of shoes and miscellaneous goods.


Gédéon Plus Group's story

Marie-Claire S. is the leader of this community bank named “Gédéon Plus”, which is composed of nineteen micro-entrepreneurs who are united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Marie-Claire, 42, is married and is the mother of six children aged between 2 and 4 years of whom four attend school.

Marie-Claire sells shoes and has been in business for many years. She has acquired solid experience and her business has prospered thanks to good management and accumulated profits. Currently, she earns a profit of $30 every week.

Marie-Claire intends, with this next loan, to purchase thirty pairs of shoes and miscellaneous goods to increase the inventory of her business. Her dream is to open a general boutique in her area.

In this group: Marie-Claire, Nzuzi, Jacky, Nzuzi, Bea, Ida, Victorine, Nzeki, Mamie, Nancy, Viviane, Stephanie, Abe, Yanza, Gisèle, Eugénie, Albert, Joséphine, Aimérance
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