A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy her goods in larger quantities.

Bon Coeur Plus Group's story

Marie is the leader of the Community Bank named “Bon Coeur Plus". It is composed of 26 members united in solidarity to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Marie is 58 years old and divorced. She is a mother of five children aged between 31 and 44 years old. She sells miscellaneous goods. She has been active in her business since 2001. She began her business selling miscellaneous goods. She joined a group of Hope (a DRCongo Microfinance Program) in order to achieve her dream of one day developing an orchard of fruit trees and a field of manioc.

In this group: Marie, Dadou, Jojo, Papy, Aron, Polydor, Kasongo, Munongo, Mupepe, Hélène, Marie Madeleine, Lyly, Noel, Louise, Françoise, Josée*, Théthé, Mireille, Idéal, Mukanu*, Alphonsine, Dadou, Wivine, Konzi, Fundi, Kilukidi
*not pictured

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