A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase the store's items for resale in order to increase the profit.


Merveille Plus Group's story

Dieu Donné is the chairman of a community bank named “Merveille Plus”, which is composed of 15 micro entrepreneurs. They are united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC, with the goal of developing their businesses. Dieu Donné started his business in 1991, selling miscellaneous goods. Today he operates a general boutique. He is 39 years old, married, and has a seven-year-old son who attends school. Dieu Donné is happy to be part of one of Hope’s groups that he joined in 2010. His business has been reinforced through the seven different loans he received, and then repaid them correctly. His store generates a profit of about $110 each week. He intends to use the next loan to increase the inventory of his business by buying items for resale in the store. In order to increase the profit and diversify his business, he will add beverages. His dream is to someday open a soft drink store. Dieu Donné sells in the north eastern area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Dieu Donné, Godefroid, Mamie, Fideline, Mariane, Thérèse, Agnès, Mamie, Marie Josée, Viviane, Dodo*, Clémentine, Bethy, Madeleine, Maguy
*not pictured



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