A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy more prepaid cards to meet customer demand and generate additional profits.


Avenir Plus Group's story

Benz is the leader of the Community Bank “Avenir Plus”, which is composed of 6 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through MFI HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Benz runs a telephone booth and is a photographer in his area which is located west of Kinshasa. He began his business in 2000. With hard work and determination, his business has prospered. Benz is now well known and liked in this area. He has already received eight MFI HOPE DRC loans and fully repaid them. His business has prospered and the loans he has received have helped him to rent a well located business place. He makes $40 profit each week.

With the next loan, Benz intends to purchase more prepaid cards to meet customer demand and generate additional profits. His ambition is to open a cellular phone shop. He is 39 years old and is married. He is the father of two children aged 4 and 8. The oldest attends school.

In this group: Benz, Chantal, Marie-Angel, Justine, Daniel, Mamie



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