A loan of $5,000 helped a member to diversify his business by buying a cassava mill in order to generate additional profits.


Bokoli Plus Group's story

Emile is the leader of the Community Bank named “Bokoli Plus,” which is composed of 15 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Emile has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 2005. He operates a general store in the mid-east of Kinshasa. He has acquired solid experience in this area and works hard with good management skills in order to realize his dream of one day opening a pig farm. He would also like to achieve financial independence through his business that earns him $20 per week. He works to the best of his abilities and uses his contacts so that he might achieve his goals. Emile is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having obtained and correctly repaid loans five times. He will diversify his business by buying a cassava mill in order to generate additional profits. Emile is 53 years old, married, and the father of six children, whose ages vary between 3 and 31 years old. Four of his children attend school.

In this group: Emile, Mado, Gracia, Nono, Nanou, Thérèse, Marguerite, Véro*, Colette, Adéline, Samba, Anne, Marie Josée*, Cathérine, Anne
*not pictured



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