A loan of $4,225 helped a member to purchase more prepaid phone cards to resell.


Plamerdi Plus Group's story

Jean Claude, aged 49, is the president of the community bank “Plamerdi Plus” which is composed of 14 members united in solidarity to receive loans from HOPE DRC, a Kiva field partner, with the goal of developing their businesses. Jean Claude is married and the father of two children who attend school. He runs a cellphone booth and is a money changer. He has been in business since 2000. He manages his cellphone booth in his area located east of the DRC's capital Kinshasa. Each week, he says his business brings in a profit of $70. Jean Claude is a loyal client of IMF HOPE RDC who has already received nine different loans and has repaid them properly. He intends to use the proceeds of this loan to buy more prepaid phone cards to resell with the aim of increasing his profits. His ambition is to have his own significant capital.

In this group: Jean Claude, Chantal, Mpata, Ngindu, Kitima, Mabela, Mayuku, Hélène, Ntumba, Mbongo, Tshibanda, André, Nancy, Mvue
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