A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy more loaves of bread to resell.

Pain De Vie Plus Group's story

Pain de Vie Plus is a Community Bank of 22 owners of small businesses who selected Mado as chairwoman. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRCongo to grow their businesses. They organized themselves by affinity and proximity.

Mado earns a living by selling loaves of bread in her neighborhood located northeast of Kinshasa. She has more customers. She started her business with a beginning capital of US $40. Today, her business brings in a profit of US $40 each week. Mado is planning with the next loan to increase the stock of business by buying more loaves of bread to resell at profit. Her ambition is to provide loaves of bread to more than 1,000 customers in medium term. She is 42 years old, married and the mother of four children between the ages of 6 and 16. Four of them go to school.

In this group: Mado, Clémentine, Véro, Gertrude, Bebe, Marthe, Sylvie, Saley, Immaculée, Kimbembi, Madeleine, Catho, Jean Bosco, Muke, Marceline, Huguette, Clara, Toussaint, Philo, Thérèse, Kitembila, José

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