A loan of $3,900 helped a member to expand 14 small businesses.


Lumière Plus Group's story

Makita chairs a loan group called Lumière Plus, which is made up of 14 entrepreneurs who have joined hands to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC. Each member of this group is committed to develop and expand a small business. Makita has been in business for many years and today owns and runs a drugstore. She is 40 years old, married and has three children who range in age from 3 to 13. Her two older children are enrolled in school. Makita earns a profit of about $70 a week, and has done a very good job of using loans from IMF HOPE RDC to expand her business and increase her income. She plans to use her portion of this group loan to buy more medicine to sell to her customers. Makita’s dream is to someday open a clinic in the same area as her store, northeastern Kinshasa.

In this group: Makita, Manzanza, Wala, Fwati, Nicolas, Robert, Kenge, Thomas, Muzunga, Joachim, Bernis, Nancy, Charlotte, Mpia
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