A loan of $3,850 helped a member to meet the customer demand for a kind of bread made of manioc flour.


Anne Plus Group's story

Hélène is the chairwoman of a Community Bank named “Anne Plus”, made up of 16 members, firmly united to receive loans from the MFI (micro-finance institution) HOPE RDC in order to develop their businesses. Hélène sells "shikwanges" (a kind of bread made of manioc flour), which are Kinshasa’s main food. She sells in a market located to the eastern part of Kinshasa. She has been in business since 1978. She has taken out twelve loans from the MFI HOPE DRC for business expansion and fully repaid them. With the next loan, Anne will be able to meet the customer demand and generate additional profit. Her business makes US$30 of profit per week. Hélène is 52 years old, married and has eight children aged between 18 and 33 years old. Three of them attend school.

In this group: Hélène, Joseph, Régine, Gode, Etienne, Thérèse, Marie, Kuedituka, Pauline, Marie Louise, Marie, Masevo, Mayimona, Nkanu, Nsimba, Gumbalo
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