A loan of $4,400 helped a member to buy more crates of beverages to resell at a profit.


Mapendo Plus Group's story

Claude Niangala, 49, is the manager of the Community Bank named “Mapendo Plus.” It is composed of 18 members united in solidarity to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.



Claude has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 1995, having already received and repaid seven MFI HOPE DRC loans. A beverage-seller in the south-west part of Kinshasa, Claude will use the new loan he is requesting to buy more crates of drinks to retail, with the goal of increasing his profits. His business generates a profit of $60 per week, and his ambition is to become a beverage provider in his area and open a drugstore.

Claude is married and the father of four children whose ages range from 8 and 15. All of them attend school.

In this group: Claude, Damate, Suzanne, Sylvie, Florine, Yvette, Godélive, Marceline, Osako, Sophie, Marie Salome, Gode, Yode, Liongo, Esther, Annie, Bop, Bonkena



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