A loan of $6,000 helped a member to purchase basic commodities for sale.

Baptisseurs Plus Group's story

JP is the chairman of the Community Bank named “Baptisseurs Plus,” which is composed of nine members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

JP, 52 and married, has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 1994. He operates a general store to the mid-west of Kinshasa. He has acquired solid experience in this area, and he works hard and uses good management skills to realize his dream of one day opening a drugstore in Kinshasa. He would also like to achieve financial independence through his business, which currently earns him $300 per month. He works to the best of his abilities and uses his contacts so that he might achieve his goals.

JP is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having ten times obtained and correctly repaid loans. He will increase his stock of merchandise with his next loan by buying cans, sacks of sugar, and milk and reselling them at a profit. JP has eight children aged between three and 23 years old. Six of them attend school.

In this group: Jp, Mpemba, Mabedila, Didier, Noël, Makambikila, Mpingi, Cédrick, Mbaki*
*not pictured

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