A loan of $2,175 helped a member to purchase some more prepaid cards to resell.


Main Dans La Main Plus Group's story

Freddy, aged 38 and single, is the chairman of the Community Bank named “Main dans la Main Plus”, which is composed of 11 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through MFI HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses. Freddy runs a cellphone booth. He has been in business since 2007. He manages his cellphone booth in his area located mid-west of the city of Kinshasa. He is a loyal client of IMF HOPE RDC and has already received twelve different loans and has repaid them properly. He intends to use the next loan to buy some more prepaid cards to resell, with the aim of increasing his profits. Each week, his business brings in a profit of about US$40. His ambition is to open a general store.

In this group: Freddy, Kibasose, Brigitte, Thérèse, Jeanne, Cathy, Fils, Alphonsine, Yvonne, Honorine, José
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