A loan of $4,750 helped a member to increase the stock of her restaurant by buying flour, beans, and other foods.

Progrès Plus Group's story

Julienne is the chairwoman of the community bank named Progrès Plus. It consists of 13 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through the microfinance institution HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Julienne has been in the microenterprise world since 2001. She has been running a restaurant located southwest of the city of Kinshasa. She is a loyal client of HOPE RDC, who has already received six different loans and has repaid them properly. She intends to use the next loan to increase the stock of her restaurant by buying a sack of flour, fish, and beans with the aim of increasing her profits. Each week, her business brings in a profit of $70. Her ambition is to open a big restaurant in her area.

Julienne is 58 years old, married and has seven children whose ages vary between 21 and 35 years old. One of them goes to school.

In this group: Julienne, Moseka, Nsimba, Rose*, Mado, Ekondo, Mvindu, Philagone, Musao, Annie, Bijou, Belika, Yeti
*not pictured

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