A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy wheat flour and fresh fish.

Banga Nzambe Plus Group's story

Marie, age 50 and married, is the chairwoman of the Community Bank named “Banga Nzambe Plus,” which is composed of 29 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Marie started her business in 1980. Today, she makes loaves of bread and sells fresh fish at her place located east of the city of Kinshasa. She is a loyal client of IMF HOPE RDC who has already received 19 different loans and has repaid them properly. She intends to use the next loan to increase the inventory of her business by purchasing some sacks of wheat flour and some fresh fish and resell them with the aim of increasing her profits. Each week, her business brings in a profit of 50 USD. Her ambition is to open a cold storage facility.

In this group: Marie, Marie, Mbenza, Alphonsine, Albertine, Denise, Nelly, Hélène*, Pierre, Jeannette, Lucie, Willy, Marie, Mimi*, Rose, Bienvenu, Elisée, Anani, Sayi*, Kethy, Nganga, Lucie, Pauline, Louise*, Maguy, Passy*, Bobette, Germaine, Pétronie
*not pictured

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