A loan of $2,450 helped a member to reinforce the inventory of his business by buying items such as bags, matches, toilet paper, cans, etc….


Epmcc Plus Group's story

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

Jean Claude, single, sells soap, sugar, salt, toilet paper, candles, matches, and so on. He has been in business since 1992. He began his business selling bags with the beginning capital of 20 USD. With hard work, good management and determination, his business has prospered.

Jean Claude decided to join one of MFI Hope’s groups in October 2009. He has already received two loans from Hope that he repaid correctly. With his next loan he plans to reinforce the inventory of his business by buying items such as bags, matches, canned goods etc… in order to increase his income. Jean Claude is 39 years old. He runs his business in the Western area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Jean - Claude, Frida, Tyty, Mananga, Astride, Matuka, Mfutila, Lungongo, Kusosa, Marie, Bilanga, Albert, Ntshien, Kinavuidi, Jeanne, Landu, Joséphine, Tyty



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