A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy canned goods, sugar, sacks of rice and beans and other items.

Développement Plus Group's story

Jacqueline M. is the manager of the Community Bank named “Développement Plus”. It is composed of 17 members, united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Jacqueline started her business selling loaves of bread. Today, she operates a general store. She is 46 years old, married and the mother of six children whose ages are between 9 and 30. Three of them go to school. She has already received the MFI HOPE DRC loans six times and fully repaid them.

With the profit of about $25 earned per week, she intends with the next loan to increase the inventory of her business by buying canned goods, sugar, sacks of rice and beans and other store items to resell at profit.

Currently, Jacqueline is happy to be part of one of Hope’s groups because her business has been reinforced through the loans she has received. Her dream is to someday become a wholesaler. She sells in the western area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Jacqueline, Léonie, Brigitte, Béatrice, Bernadette, Mamie, Alpha, Henri, Esther, Angélique, Lylie, Dorcas, Elisa*, Lufuluabo, Thérèse, Colette, Marie
*not pictured

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