A loan of $3,050 helped a member to purchase camera accessories & prepaid cards to resell.


Merci Plus Group's story

Merci Plus is a Community Bank of 12 owners of small businesses, chaired by Junior. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRCongo to grow their businesses.

Junior, 29, single, is a photographer and runs a telephone booth business. He became a micro-entrepreneur in 2007. He has already received six loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC and has fully repaid them. He intends to use the next loan to purchase camera accessories and prepaid cards to resell in order to reinforce his working capital. Currently he earns a profit of $45 per week. Junior takes care of a child.

In this group: Junior, Manzila, Florence, Béatrice, Monique, Louise, Natacha, Charlotte, Musuamba, David, Véronique, Françoise



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