A loan of $3,650 helped a member to increase his stock by buying more loaves of bread to resell.


Emmanuel Plus Group's story

Emmanuel Plus is a Community Bank of 19 owners of small businesses who selected Erick as chairman. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRCongo to grow their businesses. They organized themselves by affinity and proximity. Erick earns a living by selling loaves of bread and fresh foods in his neighborhood located northeast of Kinshasa. He has many customers. He started his business in 1986. His business brings in a profit of about US$100 each week. Erick is planning with the next loan to increase the stock of his business by buying more loaves of bread to resell at profit. His ambition is to provide loaves of bread to more than a thousand customers in medium term. He is 52 years old, married and the father of five children between the ages of 15 and 20. Three of them go to school.

In this group: Erick, Monique, Odette, Sylvie, Mamie, Mado, Carine*, Germaine*, Brigitte, Pascaline, Micheline, Constantine, Ruth, Patricia, Angélique, Maguy, Elisabeth, Liliane, Germaine
*not pictured



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