A loan of $2,750 helped a member to increase the inventory of her restaurant to meet customer demand and generate additional profits.


Lolango Plus Group's story

Julienne is the president of the Community Bank “Lolango Plus,” composed of 15 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through MFI HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Julienne runs a restaurant southwest of Kinshasa. She began her business in 1984. Her beginning capital was $90. With hard work and determination, her business has prospered. Julienne is now well known and liked in this area. She has already received five times the MFI HOPE DRC loans and fully repaid them. Since that time her business has prospered, and the loans she has received have helped her rent a well-located business place. She makes about $50 profit each week. Julienne intends with the next loan to increase the inventory of her restaurant to meet customer demand and generate additional profits. She is 57 years old and married. She is the mother of seven children between the ages of 20 and 35 years old. Today, one of them attends school. Her ambition is someday to purchase a plot of land.

In this group: Julienne, Bedi, Jeanne, Marie-Thérèse, Espérance, Philagone, Musao, Jacquie, Annie, Modestine, Henry, Brigitte, Christine, Ntumba, Bijou



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