A loan of $2,175 helped a member purchasing fabrics and cosmetics for her workshop in order to increase the working capital.

Progrès Plus Group's story

Rose is a leader of a community bank named Progrès Plus, which is composed of 12 micro-entrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Rose, 35, is married. She is a beautician and runs a sewing workshop. She has been in business for many years. She has been operating her business in the western part of Kinshasa. With hard work and good management, and thanks to Hope’s loans, her business has prospered. She makes a profit of about $45 per week.

Rose’s ambition is to open a hair salon. As she wants to develop her business, she then decided to join one of Hope’s groups in 2009. She is planning to purchase fabrics and cosmetics for her workshop with the next loan. Rose has succeeded with good strategies to build up permanent customers. She always charges her customers fair prices, she knows them well by their names, and she never runs out of stock.

Rose has five children whose ages are between 3 and 11years old. Three of them attend school.

In this group: Rose, Moseka, Dada, Nsimba, Betty, Madeleine, Albertine, Mado, Ekondo, Mvindu*, Kazaya, Youyou
*not pictured

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