A loan of $3,825 helped a member to increase the inventory of spices.


Don De Dieu Plus Group's story

Marie-Josée is the leader of a community bank named “Don de Dieu Plus” which is composed of 19 microentrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Marie-Josée is 55 years old and the mother of eight children between the ages of 11 and 37 years old. Three of them go to school. Marie-Josée sells spices at the central market in Kinshasa. She has been in business since 2006, beginning with capital of $50. After learning through her friend about HOPE’s loan program, she decided to join one of its groups in November, 2008. Marie-Josée has already received five loans from HOPE that she repaid correctly. Currently, her business brings in a benefit of $25 per week. With her next loan, she is planning to purchase more spices to increase the inventory of her business. Marie-Josée’s ambition is to be a provider of those products in her area. She runs her business in the middle area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Marie-Josée, Iliko, Etina, Clarisse, Antho, Véronique, Irène, Pauline, Violette, Colette, André, Véronique, Justine, Angèle, Irène, Irène, Patience, Kani, Papy



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