A loan of $4,850 helped a member to buy shoes for resale.

Banungi Plus Group's story

Jean-Pierre is the leader of the Community Bank named “Banungi Plus”, which consists of 16 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through MFI HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Jean-Pierre sells pairs of shoes, slippers, etc. for women at the market located east of Kinshasa. He started his business in 2009. With hard work and determination, his business has prospered. He has already received six MFI HOPE DRC loans and fully repaid them. The loans he has received have helped him support his family. He makes $80 profit each week.

Jean-Pierre intends with the next loan to purchase more pairs of shoes needed by his customers and generate additional profits. His ambition is to someday open a shoe shop in his area. He is 52 years old, married, and is the father of six children whose ages vary between 8 and 16. Three of them attend school. He also takes care of his nephew.

In this group: Jean-Pierre, Robert, Eulalie, Julienne, Didine, Kinsiona, Ntoya, Dénise, Mamie, Véronique, Nkoni, Omer, Odette, Clément, Richard, Yala

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