A loan of $3,550 helped a member to increase the stock of her goods by buying three bags of smoked fish and reselling them at profit.


Colombe Plus Group's story

Charlotte is the chairwoman of the community bank named “Colombe Plus.” It is composed of 22 members who are united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses. Charlotte is 53 years old and is the mother of two children whose ages are 31 and 33. She has been selling smoked fish since 1999. She is determined with Hope’s loans to develop her business and achieve her ambition of one day opening a general store. Charlotte intends with the next loan to increase the stock of her goods by buying three bags of smoked fish and reselling them at a profit. Her business generates a profit of $100 per week.

In this group: Charlotte, Mado, Zizi, Beby, Victor, Marie, Berthe, Chantal, Iyomi, Nelly, Lunanga, Ivette, Mukumbi, Suzanne, Joséphin E, Fabien, Marie, Cédrick, Batoe, Marguerite, Judite, Wawa
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