A loan of $4,400 helped a member to purchase more kitchen hardware to resell.

Baptiseurs Plus Group's story

“Baptiseurs Plus” is a group of 11 owners of small businesses chaired by Noel. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Noel’s main activity is to sell general hardware at the market located west of Kinshasa. He started his business in 1993 selling second hand clothing with a beginning capital of US $10. Due to the high demand for general hardware, Noel decided to change his business in order to generate more profit and achieve his dream to someday become a hardware provider in his community.

Having repaid his previous seven loans properly from the MFI HOPE DRC, he intends to use his next loan to buy more general hardware and resell them at profit in order to generate additional profits. Currently, Noel makes a profit of US $50 per week. He is 43 years old, married and has five children aged 3 to 14. Four of them attend school.

In this group: Noel, Jean-Patrice, Mpemba, Mabedila, Didier, Makambikila, Cédrik, Papy, Jean-Pierre, Kayembe, Mbaki
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