A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase some more pairs of shoes for reselling at a new selling place.


La Patience Plus Group's story

Jolie is a chairwoman of a community bank named “La Patience Plus,” which is composed of 31 micro-entrepreneurs. La Patience Plus is in Lubumbashi, which is a city located in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the DRC, which was not spared from the crisis and multiple wars that hit the DRC during the 1990s decade. It is from the 2000s until today that the informal sector took off. Jolie, aged 27, is married with four children aged between 2 and 7 years. She sells pairs of shoes in the southern area of Lubumbashi. She has been in business since 1999. She has acquired solid experience, and her business has prospered thanks to good management and accumulated profits. She intends with the next loan to open a new selling place and purchase some more pairs of shoes to increase the inventory of her business in order to increase the income. Currently, she earns a profit of $120 every week. Jolie’s ambition is to open a general shop. All of her children attend school.

In this group: Jolie, Ngoie, Kapend, Kanyinda, Tshikomba, Ntita, Bilonda, Kasongo, Kasau, Kaj, Ntumba, Mimosa, Kabwika, Raphael, Mushita, Mbombo, Ntumba, Mamie, Irène, Mututshila, Kaj, Mujinga, Mwele, Miteo, Ngoza, Kabamba, Feza, Shabana, Mumba, Kabedi, Tshala
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