A loan of $5,125 helped a member to increase inventory by buying four boxes of salted fish to resell at profit.

Baluki Plus Group's story

Vadi, aged 43, is the chairwoman of the Community Bank named “Baluki Plus.” It is composed of 11 members united in solidarity to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Vadi has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 1980. She sells smoked and salted fish. Her business is located in the eastern part of Kinshasa. She is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having four times obtained and correctly repaid loans.

With her next loan she is planning to increase her inventory by buying four boxes of salted fish with the goal of increasing her profits. Her business generates a profit of about $180 per week. Vadi’s ambition is to grow her business and open a beverage facility. She is married and the mother of five children whose ages range from 12 and 36 years. Three of them attend school.

In this group: Vadi, Roger, Auguy, Stany, Eva, Louise, Michel, Victorine, Marie, Didier, Jacquie

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