A loan of $2,500 helped a member to purchase a bundle of used clothing to resell.


Lisanga Plus Group's story

“Lisanga Plus” is a group of ten small business owners chaired by Dodo. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Dodo’s main activity is to sell second-hand clothing in her area located east of Kinshasa. She started her business in 1986 with US$50 in capital. She has acquired solid experience in this business. Having repaid her sixteen previous loans from the MFI HOPE DRC, she intends with the next loan to buy a bundle of used clothing and resell it at profit. Currently, Dodo makes a profit of US$60 per week. Her ambition is to someday open a clothing boutique in her environment. She is married and has four children aged 14 to 31. Two of them attend school. She also takes care of other three grandchildren.

In this group: Dodo, Elise, Alexis , Ambert , Henry, Liyandza, Marie, David, Kakule, Muzengo
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