A loan of $1,200 helped a member to increase stock by buying cans, sacks of rice, sugar and milk and reselling them at profit.


Mabongisi Ya Nkolo Plus Group's story

Rebecca is the leader of the Community Bank named “Mabongisi ya Nkolo Plus” which means “God’s Plan” in English. It is composed of 5 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Rebecca is 34 years old and the mother of four children whose ages vary between 3 and 9. Three of them attend school. Rebecca operates a general store. She has been active in her business since 1990. She joined one of Hope’s groups (a DRCongo Microfinance Program) in 2010, and has received five loans. Thanks to Hope’s loans, Rebecca’s business has prospered and it generates a profit of $80 per week. She intends to use the next loan to increase her inventory by buying cans, sacks of rice, sugar and milk to resell at a profit to increase income. As there is high demand, her ambition is to open a larger store in her area.

In this group: Rebecca, Constantine, Ngoma, Makiese, Béatrice
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