A loan of $4,450 helped a member to buy 40 boxes of loaves of bread to resell at profit.

Paix Plus Group's story

Paix Plus is a community bank of 19 owners of small businesses who selected Evelyne as chairwoman. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva through the microfinance institution (MFI) HOPE DRCongo to grow their businesses. They organized themselves by affinity and proximity.

Evelyne earns a living by selling loaves of bread in her neighborhood located southwest of Kinshasa. She has more customers. She started her business in 2000 with a beginning capital of US$50. She has already received six loans from HOPE DRC and repaid them correctly. Her business brings in a profit of US$40 each week.

Evelyne is planning with the next loan to purchase 40 boxes of loaves of bread to resell at a profit. Her ambition is to provide loaves of bread to more than a thousand customers in the medium term.

She is 40 years old, married and the mother of six children between the ages of 4 and 11. She is also responsible for eight other children left in her care by relatives.

In this group: Evelyne, Blandine, Kumbu, Toto, Ritha, Kamunga, Virginie, Betty, Aimée, Guidile, Laurent, Kaniawula, Bakaji, Nzelenga, Mata, Zidi, Jonas, Meta, Vata

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