A loan of $4,375 helped a member reinforcing her working capital.


Promesse Plus Group's story

Virginie L. is the manager of the Community bank named “Promesse Plus”. It is composed of 23 members, united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Virginie started her business in 2003 with a capital of US$ 20 selling yogurt. Today, she operates a general boutique. She is 42 years old, widowed, and has two children whose ages are 13 and 15. Both go to school. She has already received MFI HOPE DRC loans nine times and has fully repaid them. With the profit of about $80 earned per week, she intends with the next loan to increase the inventory of her business by buying canned goods, sugar, sacks of rice and beans and other items to resell at a profit.

Currently, Virginie is happy to be part of one of Hope’s groups because her business has been reinforced through the loans she has received. Her dream is to someday become a wholesaler. She sells her goods in the western area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Virginie, Dody, Agnès, Nsimba, Véronique, Odette, Marie, Cathérine, Jeanne*, Rebecca, Béatrice, Kinkela, Monique, Nzuzi*, Aimée, Thérèse, Laurette, Cathy, Hélène*, Basua, Marie, Binda, Aimérance
*not pictured



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