A loan of $4,400 helped a member to increase the stock of potatoes and resell for a profit.


Sainte Cathérine Plus Group's story

Sainte Cathérine Plus is a community bank made up of 10 members. The chairwoman is Jeannette. These members are united for the same goal: to grow their businesses by loans received from Kiva through MFI HOPE RDC.

Jeannette sells potatoes. She began her business in 1989. After hard work and good management, she succeeded in making it thrive, thanks to the accumulated profits and different loans she received from HOPE DRC. Jeannette is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having 12 times obtained and correctly repaid loans. She will increase her stock of potatoes with her next loan by buying some sacks and reselling them at profit. Her business brings in US $30 of profit each week. Her ambition is to someday diversify her activity by opening a general store in her environment. Jeannette is 43 years old, a widow, and the mother of five children whose ages range between 10 and 20 years old. One of them attends school.

In this group: Jeannette, Mireille, Mbungu, Lukau, Léontine, Honorine, Régine, Julienne, Mani, Mamu



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