A loan of $2,750 helped a member to add smoked and salted fish for her customers.


Sainte Catherine Plus Group's story

Germaine M. is the chairwoman of the "Ste Catherine Plus" community bank, which is made up of 11 micro-entrepreneurs united for the same goal of developing their businesses with loans received from Kiva through the IMF HOPE DRC.

Germaine A. M. runs a restaurant in the western suburban area of Kinshasa. She is 57 years old and the mother of nine children between the ages of 17 and 28, three of whom attend school. Germaine began her business in 2007 with capital of US $80. With hard work, able management and good customer service, Germaine’s business has prospered and has a permanent customer base. The business generates a weekly profit of $30. Germaine has already received and successfully repaid three loans from HOPE DRC. She is planning to use this new loan to expand her business by buying smoked and salted fish requested by her customers. Her ambition is to open a shop.

In this group: Germaine, Mireille, Mbungu, Godee, Jeannette, Lukau, Léontine, Marlaine, Alphonsine, Honorine, Jacques



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