A loan of $3,750 helped a member to increase the inventory of the store in order to reinforce the working capital.

Bokoli Plus Group's story

Mado T. is a chairwoman of a Community bank, named “Bokoli Plus”. The group is composed of 14 microentrepreneurs jointly united to receive loans from Kiva, through IMF HOPE RDC, with the goal of developing their businesses.

Mado started has been in business since 1980 selling slippers. Today, she operates a general store and she also sells charcoal. She is 56 years old, married, and has four children between the ages of 14 and 33. One of her children still goes to school. Her store has prospered, thanks to Hope’s loans. With the profit of about $20 earned per day, she increased her working capital. Currently, Mado is happy to be part of one of MFI Hope’s groups. She joined the group in 2009 and her business has been reinforced through the eleven loans she received from MFI Hope DRC. She has repaid each loan properly. With the next loan, she intends to diversify her business by purchasing some crates of soft drinks and other items in order to increase the profits. Her dream is to open a larger store. Her business is located in the western area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Mado, Marc, Gracia, Nono, Nzuzi, Pascal, Emilie, Vicky, Nenette*, Ruth, Joséphine, Nanou, Théthé, Vangu
*not pictured

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