A loan of $4,200 helped a member to purchase shoes.

Arc-En-Ciel Plus Group's story

Godet is the leader of the community bank named “Arc-En-Ciel Plus” ("Rainbow" in English), which consists of 14 members, who are jointly united for receiving loans from Kiva and HOPE DRC in order to develop their businesses.

Godet has been a microentrepreneur since 2008, selling shoes in the western part of Kinshasa. He joined one of Hope’s groups in 2009 and the eight loans received from Hope have strengthened his business. He is planning to use the next loan to diversify his business and increase profit by adding more shoes to resell at profit. Currently, Godet’s business makes a weekly profit of about $120. He is ambitious and dreams someday to open a general shop. Godet is 37 years old and married, with no children. He likes his business because it has stabilized him financially.

In this group: Godet, Jacquie, Makiese, Naku, Annie, Matondo, Pascal, Mohamed, Angel, Charlotte, Angel, Henriette, Barli, Jeanne

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