A loan of $4,075 helped a member to purchase more prepaid cards and increase his inventory to reinforce working capital.


Bikamwa Plus Group's story

Serge is the chairman of a Community bank named “Bikamwa Plus”, which is composed of 20 micro-entrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Serge is 28 years old and single. He runs a telephone booth and is a money changer. He started his business in 1996 with a beginning capital of US$ 150. With hard work and determination, his business prospered. Serge’s business is located in the west of the city of Kinshasa. He has already received Hope DRCongo’s loans three times and repaid them correctly. He intends with the next loan to purchase more prepaid cards and increase his inventory in order to reinforce his working capital. He makes US$ 65 in profit each week. His ambition is to purchase a generator to rent out and to become a card provider in his area.

In this group: Serge, Léontine, Kanny, Véronique, Yvon, Elysée, Futi, Marceline, Louise*, Pauline, Marie - Louise, Josée, Béatrice, Marceline*, André, Kapinga, Théthé, Charlotte, Buji, Monique
*not pictured



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