A loan of $3,500 helped a member to increase her stock of fish and resell it at a profit.

Tusaidiye Plus Group's story

Kengi, aged 58, is the chairwoman of the Community Bank “Tusaidiye Plus”. The group is composed of nineteen members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through the MFI, HOPE RDC, with the goal of developing their businesses.

Kengi started her business in 1972. She sells smoked fish at the market located west of the city of Kinshasa. She has spent most of her life in different micro-businesses and she has acquired solid experience. After being involved in different micro-enterprises, today Kengi focuses her efforts and ability on selling smoked fish.

As the fish demand is high in her community, she intends to use the next loan to increase her stock of fish and resell them with the aim of increasing her profits. Each week, her business brings in a profit of $70.

Her ambition is to open a storage facility. Kengi is a widow and has eight children, who are aged between 23 and 40 years old.

In this group: Kengi, Dermaine, Kambu, Mado, Diato, Fany, Antho, Dola, Nadine, Marie, Linda, Joseph, Pascaline, Albertine, Suzanne, Kebena, Makalavana, Claudine, Philomène
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