A loan of $3,675 helped a member to purchase medicine.

Maisha Plus Group's story

Albert O., aged 36, is the leader of the community bank named “Maisha Plus”, which is composed of 14 members united in solidarity to receive loans from the MFI HOPE DRC in order to develop their businesses.

Albert started his business in 2000 selling miscellaneous items. He now operates a drugstore in the mid-eastern part of Kinshasa. He is a loyal client of HOPE DRC, having already received seven different loans and repaid them properly. Albert intends to use the next loan to buy more medicine needed by his customers and to resell them to increase his profits. Albert's business brings in a weekly profit of $40. His ambition is to expand his business by opening a medical center. Albert has two children, 1 week old and 18 months old.

In this group: Albert, Julienne, Réné, Aimérance, Honorine, Alpha, Lucie, Alphonsine, Claudine, Pululu, Brigitte, Berliche, Martine, Feliane
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