A loan of $1,700 helped a member to increase stock of cans, rice, sugar and milk for re-sale.


Prodige Plus Group's story

Damien is the leader of the community bank named “Prodige Plus” which is composed of 14 members united in solidarity by receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses. Damien, aged 51 and married, has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 2007. He operates a general store to the east of Kinshasa. He has acquired solid experience in this area and works hard with good management skills in order to realize his dream of one day opening a large store in his environment.

Damien would also like to achieve financial independence through his business that currently earns him $30 per week. He works to the best of his abilities and uses his contacts so that he might achieve his goals. Damien is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE DRC, having twice obtained and correctly repaid loans. He will increase his stock of merchandise with his next loan by buying cans, sacks of rice and sugar, and milk and reselling them at a profit. Damien has four children whose are aged between 15 and 29, one of whom attends school.

In this group: Damien, Vickie, Mesa, Hélène, Jacqueline, Angel, Christine, Martine, Landu, Jeanine, Tshela, Gisèle, Marie*, Henriette
*not pictured



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