A loan of $3,375 helped a member to increase the store’s stock by buying some sacks of rice, sugar and milk and reselling them at a profit.

Mabongisi Y Nkolo Plus Group's story

Vuvu is the leader of the Community Bank named “Mabongisi ya Nkolo Plus” which is composed of 12 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Vuvu is 41 and married, and has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 2004. She operates a general store to the west of Kinshasa. She has acquired solid experience in this area and works hard with good management skills in order to realize her dream of one day opening two large stores in Kinshasa. She would also like to achieve financial independence through her business that earns about $80 per week. She works to the best of her abilities and uses her contacts so that she might achieve her goals.

She is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having three times obtained and correctly repaid loans. She will increase her stock of merchandise with her next loan by buying sacks of rice, sugar and milk and reselling them at a profit. Vuvu has seven children between the ages of 6 and 22 years old. All of them attend school.

In this group: Vuvu, Mamie, Adel, Marceline, Christine, Florance*, Mado, Louise, Rebecca, Constantine, Ngoma, Béatrice
*not pictured

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