A loan of $3,825 helped a member to buy second-hand clothing to resell.

Pyramide Plus Group's story

Clément is the leader of a community bank named “Pyramide Plus”. This group which is composed of 15 microentrepreneurs, united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Clément sells second-hand clothing. He started his business in 2005 with the beginning capital of US$60. With hard work and determination, he has succeeded in making it thrive thanks to good management and accumulated profits. Currently, he earns a profit of $120 every week.

Clément is a loyal client of IMF HOPE RDC and has received three previous loans which he has successfully repaid. He intends to use this next loan to increase the inventory for his business by purchasing a second-hand clothing bundle in order to increase his profit.

Clément is married and is the father of three children aged between 10 months and 6 years old -- one of them is currently going to school. His dream is to open a general boutique and a drugstore in his community.

In this group: Clément, Mpongo, Thérèse*, Pétronie, Madeleine, Pauline, Esther, Fidèle, Marie*, Anny, Jean-Pierre, Gracia, Sophie, Angèle, Bernadette
*not pictured

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