A loan of $3,150 helped a member increasing his stock by buying jewelry and reselling it at a profit.

Obéissance Plus Group's story

Tshibangu is the leader of the Community Bank named “Obéissance Plus” which means “Obedience” in English. It is composed of 15 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Tshibangu is 50 years old and a father of ten children. He has been active in his business since 1989. He began his business selling watches. Besides selling watches, he also sells miscellaneous goods. He joined one of Hope’s groups (a DRCongo Microfinance Program) in 2009 and has received six loans. Thanks to Hope’s loans, Tshibangu’s business has prospered and it generates a profit of 20 USD per day. With the next loan, Tshibangu intends to diversify his business by buying jewelry to resell at a profit in order to increase his capital.

His ambition is to convert his business into one in the medical field. Due to the high demand for medicine in his surroundings, Tshibangu wants to open a drugstore to meet the people’s need. He is working hard in order to achieve his dream.

In this group: Tshibangu, Béatrice, Valentine, Miriam, Jeannette, Mputu, Bibiane, Mulamba, Berthe, Esther, Yannick, Valérie, Bapu, Kasongo, Ritha
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