A loan of $3,550 helped a member to purchase more fruits for resale to increase profits.

Bolingo Plus Group's story

Bolingo Plus is a group of 20 owners of small businesses, chaired by Nzola. Its members are jointly responsible for loans granted by Kiva through the MFI (Micro-Finance Institution) HOPE DRC to grow their businesses.

Nzola is 45 years old, married, and the father of five children between ages 6 and 21, all attending school. Nzola became a microentrepreneur selling fruits in 1998. Currently earning a profit of US$120 a week, he intends with this loan to buy more fruits for resale in order to reinforce his working capital and increase his profits. Determined to be a successful businessman, Nzola's ambition is to diversify his business by opening a general boutique.

In this group: Nzola, Rachel, Victorine, Rose, Marie Claire, Angélique, Nathalie, Ginette, Claudine, Henriette, Judith, Masamuna*, Marie Josée, Ngabua, Misenga, Puna, Béatrice, Marie Thérèse, Masibongo, Noel
*not pictured

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