A loan of $4,550 helped a member to reinforce the inventory of her restaurant by buying flour, beans and charcoal in order to increase the profits.


Force Plus Group's story

Kisita is the leader of the community bank named “Force Plus,” which is composed of 28 micro-entrepreneurs. These members are united for the same goal: to grow their businesses through loans received from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC.

Kisita started her business in 1971, selling corn and cassava flour. Today, she operates a restaurant. She is 51 years old, married and has seven children between the ages of 27 and 32. From 2002 to 2004, her restaurant prospered thanks to good management and accumulated profits. Today, her business makes about $65 per week. Currently, Kisita is happy to be part of one of Hope’s groups. With this loan, she is planning to reinforce the inventory of her restaurant by buying flour, beans and charcoal in order to increase her profit. Her ambition is to someday open a charcoal facility in her area. She sells in the mid-eastern area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Kisita, Anne Josée, Rose, Eugénie, Marceline, Lyla, Jonas, Agalia, Nsillou*, Cathérine, Yalele, Sarah*, Nadine, Ngito, Phily, Mboyo, Lucie, Norbert, Sita*, Josée, Elysée, Sheka, José, Maguy, Maya, Christine, Philippe, Makiadi
*not pictured



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