A loan of $4,250 helped a member to increase the inventory of his business in order to reinforce the working capital.


Aubaine Plus Group's story

Jean is the president of a Community bank named “Aubaine Plus,” which is composed of 25 microentrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Jean started his business in 2006 with an initial capital of US $80, selling spices. Today, he operates a general store in the northeastern area of Kinshasa.

He is 32 years old, married and has four children between the ages of 10 and 12 years old. The four of them go to school.

Jean is happy to be part of one of HOPE’s groups. He joined in February 2010, and his business has been reinforced through the three loans he received. He has repaid them all correctly. His dream is to open a soft drink store. He will use the loan to increase the inventory of his business in order to reinforce the working capital

In this group: Jean, Thérèse, Pauline, Colette, Josée, Akatshi, Mazunda, Inenga, Alili*, Maseta, Jean Claude, Eugénie, Kidima, Marie Josée*, Robert, Muladika, Christophe, Chantal, Mado, Matthieu, Léon, Byby, Nyamabu, Georgette, Mazela
*not pictured



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