A loan of $4,000 helped a member to increase the inventory of her restaurant to meet customer demands and generate additional profit.


Mapendo Plus Group's story

Mapendo Plus is a community bank made up of 10 micro-entrepreneurs whose chairwoman is Sylvie. These members are united by the same goal, which is to grow their businesses through loans received from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC.

Sylvie runs a restaurant in the western suburban area of Kinshasa. She is 35 years old and a mother of five children who are between the ages of 1 and 17. Three of them attend school.

Sylvie started her food-selling business in 1980. With hard work and good management -- and by providing good customer service -- Sylvie’s business has prospered and she has permanent customers to help maintain the business.

She has already received and successfully repaid nine loans from MFI HOPE DRC. Her business generates $90 of profit per week. With the new loan, Sylvie is planning to increase the inventory of her restaurant to meet customer demands and generate additional profit. Her ambition is to expand her business.

In this group: Sylvie, Florine, Godelive, Antho, Philippe, Sophie, Marie Salome, Yode*, Esther, Marie
*not pictured



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