A loan of $3,400 helped a member increasing his inventory by buying a bundle of used clothing.


Mwinda Plus Group's story

Erick B., aged 27, is the president of the Community Bank “Mwinda Plus,” which is composed of 19 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through MFI HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Erick is single. He sells second-hand clothing. He has been in business since 2001. He manages his business in his area located the center-east of the city of Kinshasa. He has already received one loan and has repaid it properly. He intends to use the next loan to expand the inventory of his business by buying a bundle of used clothing to resell with the aim of increasing his profits. Each week, his business brings in a profit of US$ 30. His ambition is to open a general store.

In this group: Erick, Mboyo, Odette, Espérance, Sébastien, Cécile, Alphonsine, Charlotte, Ekanga, Solange, Bea, Germaine, Cédric, Sophie*, Nicole, Marie, Antoinette, Richard, Mamie
*not pictured



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