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A loan of $4,350 helped a member to expand her inventory. She will buy three bundles of used clothing to resell at profit.


Prodige Plus Group's story

Prodige Plus is a group of 16 owners of small businesses chaired by Gisele. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Gisele is determined to be a successful businesswoman. She sells used clothing at market located at the mid-eastern part of Kinshasa. She became a micro entrepreneur in 2010. Gisele received already five loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC and fully repaid them.

She intends to use this loan to expand her inventory. She will buy three bundles of used clothing to resell at profit. Currently she earns a profit of about US $25 a week. She will seek to make more profit by selling more products.

Gisele is 39 years old, married and the mother of three children whose ages vary between 2 to 15. One of them attends school.

In this group: Gisèle, Kete, Damien, Jacqueline, Angèle, Thérèse, Landu , Tshela, Henriette, Atakana, Mimenene, Ketia, Mbuyi, Marie Josée, Willy, Ekoto



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