A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase smoked fish to sell.

Sainte Cathérine Plus Group's story

Mamu is the chairwoman of a community bank named “Sainte Cathérine Plus” composed of 15 small business owners. Bank members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Mamu is 57 years old and married. She is the mother of nine children, ranging in age between 17 and 27. Three of her children attend school. Mamu’s main activity is selling smoked fish from her business located west of the city of Kinshasa. Besides that, she also sells beverages. Currently, her business brings in 30 USD weekly. Mamu has been a micro-entrepreneur since 2007 and is a loyal client of the MFI HOPE RDC. She has received and repaid four previous loans.

Mamu is requesting a loan to increase her stock of goods by buying packages of smoked fish to meet the high demand of the customers in her community and to make more profits. Her ambition is to become the best smoked fish provider in her area.

In this group: Mamu, Mireille, Mbungu, Jeannette, Lukau, Léontine, Marlaine, Alphonsine, Honorine, Régine, Caro, Julienne, Chantal, Micée, Mani

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