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A loan of $4,475 helped a member to buy cloth to expand her business.


Romains 10:13 Plus Group's story

“Romains 10:13 Plus” is a Community Bank made up of 17 micro entrepreneurs. Its chairwoman is Genevieve. These members are united in working towards the same goal: to grow their businesses by loans received from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC.

Genevieve is 52 years old, married, and the mother of two children, who are 13 and 35 years old. They both attend school. Genevieve is a seamstress, and she began her business in 1990. Besides sewing, she also sells soft drinks in her area, the northeastern area of Kinshasa. Through hard work and good management, she succeeded in making her business thrive and profit.

Genevieve intends to use this loan to expand her business. She will buy more pagnes (lengths of printed, brightly colored African cloth) to resell at a profit in order to increase her income. Currently, the business earns 80 USD every week.

Genevieve is a loyal client of IMF HOPE RDC. She has already received nine different loans and repaid them properly.

In this group: Genevieve, Blandine, Adolphe, Pauline, Clémentine, Jeanne, Jocéline, Agnès, Kidiadi, Marceline, Yvonne, Elie, Brigitte, Annie*, Willy, Délphin, Cécile
*not pictured



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