A loan of $3,350 helped a member to increase the inventory of her business by purchasing one more soya bean sack for reselling at a profit.


Colonne De Feu Plus Group's story

Annie, from Kinshasa DRC, is the 46-year-old group leader of a 20-member group loan named “Colonne de Feu Plus” offered by MFI HOPE DRC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults. Annie, who is married, has five children between 16 and 25 years old. Three of her children attend school. Annie has been selling soya beans and miscellaneous since 1994 in the western part of Kinshasa. Currently, her business brings in a profit of US$60 per week. Annie plans to use the coming loan from Hope to increase her inventory by purchasing one more soya bean sack for reselling at profit in order to increase her income. Annie has a point of sale within her community. She dreams one day to open a large soya bean facility in her environment.

In this group: Annie, Ernestine, Clémentine, Victorine, Constantine, Jeanine, Rose, Brigitte, Esther, Espérance, Furaha, Nelly, Joséphine, Georgette, Canal, Madeleine, Elisabeth, Narlette, Adrienne, Francine
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