A loan of $3,050 helped a member to purchase some vehicle spares parts for reselling at profit.

Développement Plus Group's story

Henri is a leader of the Community Bank named “Développement Plus,” which consists of 12 members. These members are jointly united for receiving loans from Kiva and HOPE DRC in order to develop their businesses.

Henri has been a micro entrepreneur since 2000. He sells vehicle spare parts in the southwestern part of Kinshasa. He joined one Hope’s groups in 2010. Seven loans received from Hope have strengthened his business. He is planning with the next loan to increase his inventory by adding some vehicle spares pieces to resell at profit. Currently, Henri’s business makes about $200 of profit per month.

Henri is ambitious and dreams someday to open a spare parts shop. Henri is 46 years old, married, and the father of five children. Their ages vary between 2 and 18 years. All of them attend school.

In this group: Henri, Anne, Brigitte, Jacqueline, Marie, Julienne, Riata, Joël, Astride*, Ashile, Atola, Beatrice
*not pictured

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