A loan of $3,550 helped a member to purchase shikwanges (type of bread) in bulk so as to resell them at profit.

Esaïe Plus Group's story

Moseka, aged forty-eight, is the chairwoman of the Community Bank named “Esaïe Plus”. It is composed of twenty members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Moseka has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 1982. She sells Shikwanges (kind of bread made from manioc flour) which is one of the main foods in Kinshasa. Her business is in the middle of developing progressively. The loan she’ll obtain next will be used to buy a larger quantity of shikwanges in bulk to resell retail with the goal of increasing her profits. Her business generates a profit of $40 per week. Moseka is married and the mother of eight children aged between six and twenty-eight years old, of whom six attend school.

In this group: Moseka, Lobunza, Niclette, Lumengo, Oscarine, Yamfu, Beya, Malalaku, Makengo, Bernadette, Elysa, Mayamba, Kahambu, Anny, Marie, Mavinga, Muyangi, Mafuta, Elalie, Mbiyavanga

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