A loan of $2,300 helped a member to purchase fabrics to sew clothes and resell them in order to increase her working capital.


Allègresse Plus Group's story

“Allègresse Plus” is a group of 15 owners of small businesses chaired by Rose. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses. They will each use their portion of loan for different purposes.

Rose is a dressmaker who sells clothes in her area. She became a microentrepreneur in 2009. Her business is located in the eastern area of Kinshasa. Having received already two loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC and fully repaid them, she intends to use this loan to buy fabrics to sew clothes and sell them at a profit in order to increase her working capital. Currently she earns a profit of $50 per week. Rose is 62 years old, married and the mother of four children aged between 22 and 30. Two of them attend school. Her dream is to someday open a sewing workshop in her area located east of Kinshasa.

In this group: Rose, Mamy, Amena, Vendaste, Alphonsine, Bimbi, Kimonga, Victorine, Jacqueline, Faou, Rachel, Angèle, Nancy, Sisca, Christine



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