A loan of $3,050 helped a member to increase inventory.


Manassé Plus Group's story

Bibi B. is the leader of a community bank named “Manassé Plus”, made up of 10 members firmly united to receive loans from the MFI (micro-finance institution) HOPE RDC in order to develop their businesses.

Bibi sells shikwanges (a kind of bread made of manioc flour), which is Kinshasa’s main food. She also sells peanuts, cakes, handbags, and miscellaneous items. She sells in a market located in the northeastern part of Kinshasa. She has been in business since 1985. She has borrowed eight loans from the MFI HOPE DRC for business expansion and has fully repaid them.

With the next loan, Bibi will be able to meet her customer demand and generate additional profits. Her business makes US$50 of profit per week. One of Bibi’s strategies to keep her clients is that she tells them in advance about any change that can occur in business. Her ambition is to open a shikwanges facility in her area.

Bibi is 53 years old, married, and has two children. All of them attend school.

In this group: Bibi, Charlotte, Marie, Liliane, Mpaka, Dieu Merci, Jeanine, Ilunga, Héritier, Thérèse
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