A loan of $5,750 helped a member to increase her inventory by buying some sacks of beans, caterpillars, mushrooms and squashes to resell at a profit.


Manassé Plus Group's story

“Manassé Plus” is a group of fifteen owners of small businesses chaired by Bibi. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Bibi sells variety of foods such as squashes, caterpillars, beans, mushrooms, and miscellaneous. She became a micro entrepreneur in 1988. Her business is located in the eastern area of Kinshasa. She has already received twelve loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC and fully repaid them.

She intends to use this loan to expand her inventory. She will buy some sacks of beans, caterpillars, mushrooms, squashes, and miscellaneous to resell at a profit. Currently she earns a profit of US$90 per week. Bibi is fifty-seven years old, married and the mother of an eighteen-year-old son who attends school. Her dream is to someday open a cold room to keep fresh food in her environment.

In this group: Bibi, Marie, Aimée, Jeanine, Héritier, Thérèse, Arnaud, Victorine, Gédéon, Tshiam, Ndefi, Bebe, André, Victor, Héritier



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