A loan of $1,950 helped a member purchasing a bundle of second hand-clothing to resell in order to increase her working capital.


Winner Plus Group's story

“Winner Plus” is a group of 18 owners of small businesses. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses. The group is chaired by Brigitte.

Brigitte sells second-hand clothing and shoes. She became a micro entrepreneur in 2008. Her business is located in the middle area of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

She has received already one loan from the microfinance institution HOPE DRC and fully repaid it. She intends to use this loan to expand her inventory. She will buy a bundle of second-hand clothing in order to resell it and increase her working capital. Currently she earns a profit of $240 per week. Brigitte is 37 years old, married and the mother of four children aged 3 to 14. Three of them attend school. Her dream is to someday open a transportation enterprise.

In this group: Brigitte, Anne, Nzeba, Généviève, Reagen, Josée, Ida , Junior, Françoise, Auguy, Dorcas, Héritier, Guélord, Alain, Véronique, Fiston Prince, Renate, Elie
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