A loan of $4,125 helped a member expanding store inventory.

Soleil Plus Group's story

July is the leader of the Community Bank named “Soleil Plus” which is composed of 14 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

July is 57, married, and has been part of the micro-enterprise world for many years. He operates a general store to the east of Kinshasa. He has acquired solid experience in this area and works hard with good management skills in order to realize his dream of one day opening two large stores in Kinshasa.

He would also like to achieve financial independence through his business that earns him $180 per week. He works to the best of his abilities and uses his contacts so that he might achieve his goals. July is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE DRC, having eight times obtained and correctly repaid loans. He will increase his stock of merchandise with his next loan by buying cans, sacks of sugar, and sugar and milk and reselling them at a profit. July has six children aged between 12 and 26 years old. All of them attend school.

In this group: July, Sylvain, Liliane, Véronique, Gertrude, Betty, Charles, Wivine, Saidi, Chantal, Alphonsine, André*, Dauda, Antoinnette
*not pictured

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