A loan of $3,400 helped a member to increase the inventory of her business by buying more lengths of African print cloth.

Motuya Plus Group's story

Motuya Plus is a group of 12 owners of small businesses chaired by Thérèse. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva through MFI HOPE RDC to grow their businesses.

Thérèse is determined to be a successful businesswoman. She sells "pagnes" (lengths of brightly colored African print cloth) and plastic items at the market located mid-east of Kinshasa. She became a micro-entrepreneur in 1974.

Thérèse received already four loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC and fully repaid them. She intends to use this loan to expand her inventory. She will buy more "pagnes" and resell them at a profit. Currently she earns a profit of US $30 a week. She will seek to make more profit by importing her products herself. Her dream is to become a "pagne" wholesaler.

Thérèse is 56 years old, married, and the mother of four children aged between 18 and 31 years old. Two of them attend school.

In this group: Thérèse, Marie-France, Albert, Omar, Wawa, Charlotte, Marie, Bossimi, Nicole*, Elodie, Caroline, Jeannette
*not pictured

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