A loan of $1,900 helped a member to increase the inventory of the restaurant in order to reinforce the working capital.

Kimya Plus Group's story

Vana B. is a chairwoman of a Community bank named “Kimya Plus”, which is composed of 10 microentrepreneurs jointly united to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Vana has been in business since 1980 with a beginning capital of $100. Today, she operates a restaurant. She is 61years old, a widow and has five children between the ages of 20 and 35. One of them goes to school. Her restaurant prospered thanks to Hope’s loans. With the profit of about $20 earned per day, she increased her working capital. Currently, Vana is happy to be part of one of MFI Hope’s groups. She joined the group in 2007 and her business has been reinforced through the fourteen loans she received from MFI Hope DRC and repaid them properly. Her dream is to open a catering service. Her restaurant is located in the western area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Vana, Ermeline, Faila, Anne, Pascaline, Ndondi, Hélène, Lukaya, Chantal, Muadi

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