A loan of $4,250 helped a member to purchase some sacks of manioc to produce shikwanges (Congolese food) and sell them at profit.


Lisungi Plus Group's story

Anne M. aged 58, is the manager of a Community Bank named “Lisungi Plus” which means “Assistance” in English. It is composed of 19 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Anne has been a part of the micro-enterprise world since 1991. She started selling shikwanges (Congolese food)beginning with a capital of $100. She has been with Hope since October 2008. Progressively, her business has prospered thanks to accumulated profit and good management.

The loan she’ll obtain next will be used to buy some sacks of manioc to produce shikwanges and sell them with the goal of increasing her profits. Her business generates a profit of $50 per week. Anne’s ambition is to open a general store. She is a widow and a mother of nine children between the ages 18 and 34. One of them attends school.

In this group: Anne, Louise, Ayenia, Mbuyi, Godelive, Monique, Chantal, André, Françoise, Christine, Marie, Membe, Charlotte, Julienne, Mvemba, Dahlia, Dora, Asthana, Mbuyu



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