A loan of $2,825 helped a member to purchase some more bags of smoked fish to resell at a profit.


Pierre Angulaire Plus Group's story

Pierre Angulaire Plus is a group of 12 owners of small businesses chaired by Lili. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Lili is 47 years old, married and a mother of seven children between the ages of 15 and 34. Three of them attend school. The rest of the children are independent.

Lili sells smoked fish. She has been in business since 1974. She has acquired solid experience selling smoked fish. Since she joined one of Hope’s groups called “Pierre Plus,” her business has been significantly reinforced through 12 loans she received from the MFI HOPE DRC. She repaid them all properly.

Through her sales, Lili makes about $70 per week. She plans to use the next loan to purchase some more bags of smoked fish and resell them at a profit in order to increase her income. She dreams one day to open a boutique.

Lili likes selling because it gives her the opportunity to make contacts with many different people, and once they become permanent clients, she is able to offer them quality products at a better price.

In this group: Lili, Berthe, Anna, Bienvenue, Christine, Dorothée, Godélive, Gode, Patience, Caroline, Marie, Chantal



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