A loan of $1,850 helped a member to purchase more timbers to resell at profit.

Bwanya Plus Group's story

Victor is a chairman of the community bank named “Bwanya Plus,” which is composed of eight microentrepreneurs united in solidarity to obtain loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Victor sells timbers at the market located in the eastern area of Kinshasa. He has been in business since 1984. He has acquired solid experience in this area. Currently, through his sales, Victor makes about $50 per week.

His plans are to use the next loan to purchase some more timbers to resell in order to increase his income and achieve his dream of one day opening a larger timber facility in his area.

He is a trustworthy client of the MFI Hope DRC, having six times received and properly repaid loans.

Victor is 50 years old, married and the father of 12 children whose ages vary between 4 and 22. Nine of them go to school.

In this group: Victor, Hubert, Marie, Tshishiku, Kasonga, Dieudonné, Freddy, Aimérance
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