A loan of $3,400 helped a member to purchase some stalks of plantain bananas to resell at a profit.


Développement Plus Group's story

Léonie is a leader of the community bank named “Développement Plus” which is composed of 20 micro-entrepreneurs, united in solidarity to obtain loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses. Léonie sells plantain bananas at a market located in the western area of Kinshasa. She has been in business since 1989. Her beginning capital was US$ 50. Currently, through her sales, Léonie makes about US$ 35 per week. Her plans are to use the next loan to purchase some stalks of plantain bananas to resell in order to increase her income. She is a trustworthy client of the MFI Hope DRC, having eight times received and properly repaid loans. She dreams of one day opening a supermarket in her area. Léonie is 46 years old, married and a mother of four children whose ages are between 8 and 14. All of them attend school.

In this group: Léonie, Anne, Brigitte, Béatrice, Bernadette, Jacqueline, Mamie, Alpha, Henri, Esther, Angélique*, Lylie, Irène, Dorcas, Elisa, Lufuluabo, Thérèse, Colette, Marie, Philbert
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