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Total loan: $4,550
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Aggée Plus Group

Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.) / General Store

A loan of $4,550 helped a member to increase the inventory of his goods by buying the store's items such us some soaps, cans, toilet papers, sugar, miscellaneous in bulk for resale at a profit.


Aggée Plus Group's story

“Agée Plus” is a Community Bank made up of 21 micro entrepreneurs whose chairman is Bolenge. These members are united for the same goal to grow their businesses by loans received from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC. Bolenge is 37 years old and single. He has been in business since 1997 selling miscellaneous. Today, he operates a general store in the mid east of the city of Kinshasa. He likes his business because it makes him become financially independent and has stabilized his life economically. Bolenge has been a loyal client of the MFI HOPE DRC who has already received two different loans and has repaid them properly. He intends to use the next loan to increase the inventory of his goods by purchasing the store’s items such as some soaps, cans, and toilet papers, sugar, miscellaneous in bulk for resale with the aim of increasing his profits. Each week, his business brings in a profit of $95. Bolenge has two children aged 3 and 5 years old. One attends school.His ambition is to open a food shop in his environment.

In this group: Bolenge, Lema, Odette, Maguy, Adrienne*, Bernadette, Yafu, Elisa, Sylvie, Marie Michel, Claudine, Lyly*, Giselle, Marie, Eugénie*, Bibiane*, Jean Claude, Lolo, Bovery, Roger, Adeline
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: October 25, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE DRC, a HOPE International institution

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: October 25, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE DRC, a HOPE International institution