A loan of $5,025 helped a member to purchase bread to sell.

Version Plus Group's story

Philo is the chairwoman of a Community bank named “Version Plus”, which is composed of eight micro entrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE DRC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Philo is 45 years old, married and the mother of four children whose ages vary between 9 and 19 years old. All of them go to school. Philo runs a general store and sells loaves of bread. She has been in business since 2005. After learning through her friend about Hope’s loan program, she decided to join one of its groups in November 2005. Philo has already received 22 loans from Hope DRCongo that she repaid correctly. Currently, her business generates a profit of about US $190 per week. With her next loan, she is planning to purchase 20 bags of loaves of bread to increase the inventory of her business. Philo’s dream is to become the loaf of bread provider in her environment. She runs her business in the southwestern area of Kinshasa.

In this group: Philo, Kanu, Marthe, Elysée, Véro, Georgine, Katho, Nzenze

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