A loan of $2,250 helped a member to increase her inventory.


Boboto Plus Group's story

Régine is the leader of a community bank named “Boboto Plus”, made up of eleven members firmly united to receive loans from the micro-finance institution, HOPE DRC, in order to develop their businesses.

Régine sells shikwanges (a kind of bread made of manioc flour), which are Kinshasa’s main food. She also sells onions and miscellaneous other foods. She sells at a market located in the northeastern part of Kinshasa. She has been in business since 1982. She has taken out 12 loans from HOPE DRC for business expansion and fully repaid them.

With her next loan, Régine will be able to meet the customers' demands and generate additional profits. Her business makes approximately $50 of profit per week. One of Régine’s strategies to keep her clients is that she tells them in advance about any change that can occur in her business.

Her ambition is to diversify her business by opening a beverage facility in her area. Régine is 45 years old, married, and has seven children between the ages of 10 and 26. Three of them attend school.

In this group: Régine, Caro, Julienne, Véro, Chantal, Mireille, Clotilde, Micée, Limeko, Mayeto, Mani
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