A loan of $2,900 helped a member to diversify her business by buying two bags of salted fish and reselling them at a profit.


Myriam Plus Group's story

Maya is the chairwoman of the community bank named “Myriam Plus.” It is made up of 15 members firmly united to receive loans from the micro-finance institution HOPE RDC in order to develop their businesses. Maya is 49 years old. She is married and has five children between 11 and 18 years old. Three of them go to school. Maya’s main business is selling slippers in the central market of Kinshasa. Since 2002, she has acquired solid experience in this area and works hard with good management skills in order to achieve her dream of one day opening a clothes shop. She would also like to achieve financial independence through her business, which currently earns her $50 per week. She works to the best of her abilities and uses her contacts so that she might achieve her goals. She will diversify her business with her next loan by buying two bags of salted fish and reselling them at a profit.

In this group: Maya, Sidonie, Joseline, Georgette, Antoinette, Bernice, Matondo, Pauline, Françoise, Narisse, Nicole, Christine, Soki, Henriette, Nicole
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