A loan of $3,825 helped a member to purchase a bundle of second-hand clothing to sell.


Kimya Plus Group's story

Chantal is the leader of the community bank named “Kimya Plus.” It is composed of 13 members united in solidarity to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their individual businesses.

Chantal is 41 years old and the married mother of six children between the ages of five and 5 and 19. Two of her children go to school. Chantal sells second-hand clothing west of Kinshasa and has been active in her business since 2006. She began her business selling peanuts. Chantal joined one of Hope’s groups (a DRCongo microfinance program) in 2010 to expand her business, and has previously received four loans that she has successfully repaid. Thanks to Hope’s loans, Chantal’s business has prospered and generates a weekly profit of 60 USD.

Chantal is requesting a loan to buy a bundle of second-hand clothing to resell at a profit to increase her capital. Her ambition is to someday open a drugstore due to the high demand for medicine in her community.

In this group: Chantal, Ermeline, Vana, Faila, Anne, Ndondi, Hélène, Marie, Monique, Véronique, Nzenza, Marie, Jéremie



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