A loan of $4,100 helped a member to purchase a roll of fabric to make school uniforms for selling.

Tujikaze Plus Group's story

Lucie, age 49, sells clothing. With her next loan, she is planning to purchase a roll of fabric to make school uniforms to sell with the goal of increasing her profits. Her business generates a profit of $400 per month. Lucie’s ambition is to someday open a drugstore in her area. She is married and the mother of five children whose ages vary between 11 and 27 years old. All of them attend school. She is also taking care of her two nieces.

Lucie’s business is in the eastern part of Lubumbashi. Lubumbashi is a city located in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the DRC which was not spared of the crisis and multiple wars that hit the DRC during the '90s. It is from 2000 until today that the informal sector took off.

Lucie has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 2003. She is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC having four times obtained and correctly repaid loans. Lucie is the chairwoman of the Community Bank named Tujikaze Plus in Lubumbashi. It is composed of 11 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

In this group: Lucie, Placide, Mujinga, Christine, Emmanuel, Tshibwabwa, Kazadi, Tshibambe, Kabwe, Stéphane, Sylvain

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