A loan of $4,850 helped a member to increase the stock of her goods by buying more pairs of women's shoes in bulk and reselling them at a profit.


Soleil Plus Group's story

Gertrude is the leader of the Community Bank called “Soleil Plus” which means “Sun” in English. The group is composed of 11 members united in solidarity to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Gertrude is 47 years old and a mother of 6 children. She has been active in her business for years. She sells women's shoes. She began her business selling these items. Gertrude joined one of Hope's groups (a D.R. Congo Microfinance Program) in 2010, and has received 7 different loans that she has repaid properly. Thanks to Hope's loans, Gertrude's business has prospered and generates a profit of US$25 per day.

With her next loan, Gertrude intends to increase the stock of her goods by buying more pairs of women's shoes in bulk and reselling them at a profit, in order to increase her profits. Her ambition is to open a women's shoe shop due to the high demand in her environment. Gertrude works hard in order to achieve her dream.

In this group: Gertrude, July, Moïse, Sylvain, François, Véronique, Betty, Charles, Alphonsine, Dauda, Philippe
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