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Total loan: $1,175
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Sala Sambila Plus Group


A loan of $1,175 helped a member to increase the inventory of her restaurant by purchasing fish, chickens and so on with the aim of increasing the profits.


Sala Sambila Plus Group's story

Julie is 31 and married with two daughters aged two and five years old. The oldest goes to school.

Julie is the leader of the community bank named “Sala sambila Plus” which means "Work and pray" in English. The group is composed of five microentrepreneurs united in solidarity. The group was formed to receive loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Julie runs a restaurant. With her first loan from Hope, she has expanded her business by adding beverages that are in high demand where she works in eastern Kinshasa.

Julie makes the equivalent of $150 per week in profit. She has been a faithful Hope client, having four times obtained and correctly repaid loans. Since taking out loans from Hope her business has prospered.

Julie is planning to use the coming loan to increase the stock of her restaurant by purchasing fish, chickens and so on with the aim of increasing the profits. She is working very hard and would like to continue receiving Hope loans in order to achieve her dreams of modernising her restaurant by using electrical appliances, such as hot plates instead of charcoal. She also plans to open a soft drinks facility.

In this group: Julie, Damien, Dieudonné, Mayimona, Pierre
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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: April 19, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE DRC, a HOPE International institution

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: April 19, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE DRC, a HOPE International institution