A loan of $3,750 helped a member to purchase baskets of fish for resale.


Loboko Plus Group's story

Esperance is a leader of the community bank named “Loboko Plus” which is composed of 16 micro-entrepreneurs united in solidarity to obtain loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Esperance sells women’s clothing and fish and meat at a market located in the eastern area of Kinshasa. She likes her business because it helps her support her family. Currently, through her sales, Esperance makes about $80 per week. Her plans are to use the next loan to purchase some baskets of fish to resell in order to increase her income.

Esperance is a trustworthy client of the MFI Hope DRC, having four times received and properly repaid loans. She dreams one day of having her own significant working capital. Esperance is 47 years old, married and the mother of five children whose ages vary between 14 and 28. Three of them attend school.

In this group: Espérance, Hélène, Alphonsine, Sabine, Eva, Alphonsine, Fiston, Thérèse, Fiston, Zicko, Merveille, Elisée, Mbute, Merveille, Shadrack, Pamphile



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