A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase additional goods for resale.

Lisalisi Plus Group's story

“Lisalisi Plus” is a group of 19 owners of small businesses chaired by Marthe. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Marthe sells smoked fish. She has been a micro-entrepreneur for years. She is a hardworking woman who has demonstrated some abilities in business, such as organization and good management. Marte is a loyal client of the MFI HOPE RDC who has already received five different loans and has repaid them correctly.

Marthe is planning with the next loan to increase the stock of her goods by buying some packages of smoked fish in order to meet the high demand of her customers in her community. Her business brings in a profit of about US$80 per week. She knows how to attract her customers by offering what they need and like. She is also diplomatic when she talks with her clients. Marthe’s medium-term plan is to reach a working capital of $1,500 in order to diversify her business by starting another activity.

She is 49 years old, single and the mother of five children aged between 18 and 30 years old. One of them attends school.

In this group: Marthe, Philomène, Tinda, Ekofo, Germaine, Camile, Thérèse, Chantal, Elodie, Thomas, Marie, Kifika, Mélanie, Bondeka, Mimi, Léon, Mariane, Thérèse, M-Jeanne

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