A loan of $4,100 helped a member to buy more salted fish to resell at a profit.

Shaloom Plus Group's story

Mpesi, 59, is the chairwoman of the Community Bank named “Shaloom Plus." It is composed of 22 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Mpesi has been part of the micro-enterprise since 1992. She sells salted fish. Her business is located to the midwest of Kinshasa. Mpesi works hard with good management in order to expand her business. The loan she’ll obtain next will be used to buy more salted fish to resell at retail with the goal of increasing her profits. Her business generates a profit of $65 per week. Mpesi is married and the mother of six children whose ages vary between 31 and 41. One of them is a student.

In this group: Mpesi, Lusangi, Mitulanda, Béatrice, Nsongo, Constant, Elisée, Muleba, Marie, Matulandua, Elisée, Marie Jeanne, Nzadi, Pamela, Evéline, David, Massamba, Kiese, Liliane, Samabi, Yvette, Mbembi
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