A loan of $5,650 helped a member to purchase items for the store to resell at a profit.

Amis Plus Group's story

Siméon is the manager of the community bank named “Amis Plus.” It is composed of 21 members united in solidarity to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Siméon started his business selling vegetables with initial capital of US$60. Today, he operates a general boutique. He is 33 years old, married and the father of two children aged 4 and 7. One child goes to school. He currently earns a profit of about US$100 per week. With this loan, he intends to increase the inventory of his business by buying cans, sugar, sacks of rice and beans and other store items to resell at a profit. Currently, Siméon is happy to be part of one of Hope’s groups because he will achieve his dream of someday building a wine factory in his area. He sells in the western part of Kinshasa.

In this group: Siméon, Espérance, Omana, Papy, Elisabeth, Ambroise, Moïse, Stany, François, Jérémie, Jean Pierre, Denise, Honorine*, Tshabu, Barthelemy, Carro*, Mutanga, Sabine, Didier, Yanick, Kabamba
*not pictured

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