A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy crates of drinks and miscellaneous goods in bulk for resale.


Sanza Plus Group's story

Martinette is the Chairwoman of the group named “Sanza Plus” which means “Moon” in English made up of 16 members firmly united to receive loans from the MFI (micro-finance institution) HOPE RDC in order to develop their businesses.

Martinette was elected by the group to succeed Antoinette who would like to focus on her businesses this cycle. Martinette sells beverages to the east of Kinshasa. She has been in business since 2005. She joined one of Hope’s groups (a DRCongo Microfinance program) in 2010 and received seven loans, all of which she has paid back regularly. She has worked hard to develop her business. With the high demand of the clients, Martinette intends with the next loan to buy 10 crates of drinks and some miscellaneous goods in bulk for resale at a profit and increase her income. She hopes to generate more profit to support her family. Currently, her business generates about US$150 of profit per week. Martinette’s ambition is to open a beverage facility and deliver beverages in her environment. She is 26 years old and a mother of five children whose ages vary between 1 and 12. Three of them go to school.

In this group: Martinette, Antoinette, Elisée, Julienne, Brigitte, Marie*, Elisabeth, Madeleine, Pauline*, Anivie, Lusungu *, Arthur, Marie, Dissasi, Clémentine, Nganda
*not pictured



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