A loan of $3,050 helped a member to diversify his business by purchasing phone accessories cards and re-selling them at profit.


Bienfait Plus Group's story

Patrick, at left, is the leader of a community bank named “Bien Fait Plus,” which means "Well Done" in English. It is composed of 15 micro-entrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Patrick is 32 years old and single. He runs a cellphone booth. He started his business in 2007 with initial capital of $100. He likes his business because it made more profit due to the high demand in telephone accessories. Patrick decided to diversify his business by purchasing telephone accessories in order to increase his profits. His business brings in US$50 per week. Patrick is a loyal client of IMF HOPE RDC who has already received four loans and has repaid them properly. He is planning with the next loan to purchase phone accessories and re-sell them at a profit. Patrick is working hard because he wants to achieve his ambition of someday opening a general store.

In this group: Patrick, Elise, Faustin, Mado, Pathy, Serges, Giresse, Elie, Papy, Dorothée, Rossy, Kembi*, Bulangi, Ilo*, Sylvie*
*not pictured



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