A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy slippers in bulk to resell at a profit.


Sanza Plus Group's story

Antoinette is the leader of this community bank named “Sanza Plus,” which means moon in English. It is made up of 16 members firmly united to receive loans from the microfinance institution HOPE RDC to develop their businesses. Antoinette is 49 years old and is married with two children, ages 8 and 11. Both of her children attend school.

Antoinette’s main business is selling slippers and women’s clothing in a market located in the mid-west of Kinshasa. She has been doing this for a long time and has acquired solid experience in this area. Antoinette works hard and has good management skills, and she hopes to achieve her dream of one day opening a clothing shop. She would also like to achieve financial independence through her business, which currently provides her with about 280 USD each month. Antoinette works to the best of her abilities and uses her contacts so that she might achieve her goals.

Antoinette is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC and has obtained and successfully repaid seven previous loans. She will use her loan to buy more pairs of slippers in bulk to resell at a profit.

In this group: Antoinette, Elisée, Gédéon, Julienne, Brigitte, Marie*, Elisabeth, Marie, Madeleine, Pauline*, Anivie, Lusungu *, Arthur, Marie, Martinette, Landu
*not pictured



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