A loan of $3,925 helped a member to purchase some more plastic items and two bags of salted fish to resell at a profit.


Merci Plus Group's story

Mante is a leader of the community bank named “Merci Plus” which is composed of 12 micro-entrepreneurs, united in solidarity to obtain loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Mante sells plastic items and salted fish in the western area of Kinshasa. He has been in business since 1997. His beginning capital was $50. Currently, through his sales, Mante makes about $40 per week. He plans to use the next loan to purchase some more plastic items and two bags of salted fish to resell at profit in order to increase his income.

Mante is a trustworthy client of the MFI Hope DRC, having nine times received and properly repaid loans. He dreams one day of becoming a fish provider in his area. Mante is 34 years old, married and the father of two children whose ages are 3 and 7. One of them attends school.

In this group: Mante, Nanu, Kongolo, Elise, Mukaji, Florence, Béatrice, Angélique, Louise, Charlotte, Véronique, Françoise



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