A loan of $5,000 helped a member to increase the inventory of her business by buying some sacks of corn and manioc flour and a sack of beans in order to resell at profit.


Courage Plus Group's story

Germaine earns a living by selling beverages, corn and manioc flour, a business she started in 1997. Germaine is 57 years old, a widow and the mother of five children. Currently through her sales, Germaine makes about $180 per week. She is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE DRC, having four times received and properly repaid loans. She is planning to reinforce her working capital with her next loan and increase the inventory of her business. She is happy right now, as she is going to be able to buy some sacks of corn and manioc flour and a sack of beans to resell at a profit. She works hard because she wants to expand her business. Germaine is the chairwoman of a community bank named “Courage Plus” which is composed of 29 microentrepreneurs united to receive loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

In this group: Germaine, Julienne, Marie, Doudou, Léonie, Hélène, Anna, Annie*, Alphonsine, Antoinette, Aicha, Jolie, Dorothée*, Marie-Jeanne, Madeleine, Bénie, Bernadette*, Roger, Roger, Germaine, Zizi*, Ture, Angèle, Béa, Bibiche, Bruno*, Christelle, Rose, Ruth
*not pictured



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