A loan of $5,400 helped a member to increase the inventory of his business by buying the items needed for his customers.


Dieu Merci Plus Group's story

Odon, aged 45, is the leader of the community bank named “Dieu Merci Plus”, which is composed of 12 members united in solidarity to receive loans from the MFI (micro-finance institution) HOPE DRC in order to develop their businesses.

Odon started his business in 2005 of operating a general store. Today, he sells miscellaneous items in the northeastern part of Kinshasa. He is a loyal client of the MFI HOPE DRC and has already received eight different loans and has repaid them properly. He intends to use the next loan to increase the inventory of his business by buying the items needed for his customers in his area to resell with the aim of increasing his profits. Each week, his business brings in a profit of US$90.

His ambition is to expand his business by opening a large general store. Odon is married and the father of five children, who are aged between 2 weeks and 11 years old. Two of them go to school.

In this group: Odon, Rose, Claude, Madeleine, Micheline, Myriam, Marie Josée, Adéline, Miphi, Vava, Béatrice, Générose



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