A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy eggs in larger quantities for resale at profit.


Sainte Cathérine Plus Group's story

Mireille is the chairwoman of the Community Bank named “Ste Catherine Plus” which is composed of 12 micro entrepreneurs. These members are united for the same goal to grow their businesses by loans received from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC.

Mireille is 33-years-old. Her main activity is to sell eggs. She buys them in bulk and resells them to individual consumers at profit. She sells her products daily in downtown Kinshasa. She started her business in 2006. She is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having eleven times obtained and correctly repaid loans. Her next loan will allow her to buy eggs in larger quantities to increase her sales in order to make a better profit. Its business makes a profit of about US$50 per week. The aims of this loan are mainly for reinforcing the working capital and food for her family. Mireille is married and the mother of seven children whose ages vary between 1 and 16 years old. Five of them attend school. She dreams to someday become an egg provider in her environment.

In this group: Mireille, Mbungu, Jeannette, Lukau, Léontine, Marlaine, Alphonsine, Honorine, Régine, Julienne, Mani, Mamu



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