A loan of $5,000 helped a member to reinforce the working capital by purchasing some sacks of cassava and corn flour and reselling them at a profit.

Mopepe Ya Sika Plus Group's story

Marie is the leader of the community bank named “Mopepe ya Sika Plus” which means "new wind" in English. This group is made up of twenty-eight members firmly united to receive loans from Kiva through the MFI (micro-finance institution) HOPE RDC in order to develop their businesses.

Marie’s main business is selling cassava and corn flour in her area, located to the west of Kinshasa. Since 2000, she has been in the micro-business world. She has acquired solid experience in this area, works hard, and has good management skills, which will help her achieve her dream of one day becoming a food-trade woman. She would also like to achieve financial independence through her business which earns her $30 per week.

Marie is happy to be among DRC HOPE’s clients. She will increase her stock of products with her next loan by buying some sacks of cassava and corn flour and reselling them for a profit. At fifty-three years old, Marie is married and has eight children between eighteen and thirty-three years old. One of them goes to school.

In this group: Marie, Octave, Aimée, Fanny, Tantine, Jeanine, Bénédicte, Georgine, Annie, Henriette*, Mafuta, Bolebe*, Mafuta, Annie, Laguy, Agnès, Mimi, Kimpioki, Charlotte, Pitshou, Blanchard*, Marie, Modestine, Christine, Mesmin, Doudou, Bilali, Fidèle
*not pictured

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