A loan of $4,800 helped a member to increase his stock of shoes and resell them at a profit.


Motema Mpiko Plus Group's story

Mayele is the leader of the group named “Motema Mpiko Plus” made up of 15 members firmly united to receive loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE RDC, in order to develop their businesses. Mayele is 36 years old, married and has two children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years old. One of them attends school. Mayele sells shoes in his town, located southwest of Kinshasa. He has been in business since 2003. He has acquired solid experience in this area and works hard with good management skills to achieve his dream of one day opening a shoe shop.

He would also like to achieve financial independence through his business that earns about $100 per week. He works to the best of his abilities and uses his contacts so that he might achieve his goals. Mayele is a trustworthy client of HOPE RDC, having five times obtained and timely repaid loans. He will increase his stock of products with his next loan by buying more shoes and reselling them at a profit.

In this group: Mayele, Hélène, Matondo, Placide, Mazingu, Eric*, Madeleine, Noël, Viviane*, Mandunda, Musenga, Mawusu*, Katandu, Kumba, Matondo
*not pictured



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