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Total loan: $5,600
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Joie Plus Group

Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.) / Personal Products Sales

A loan of $5,600 helped a member buy Forever products to resell.


Joie Plus Group's story

Guy is the leader of a community bank named “Joie Plus”, which means joy in English. This group is composed of 28 micro-entrepreneurs united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through IMF HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Guy is 34 years old and is the father of three children, aged between 9 months and 11 years old. Two of them attend school. Guy runs a cyber café and also sells Forever products. He has been a micro-entrepreneur since 2000. He is working hard because his ambition is to become a Forever product provider in his area. The loan he’ll obtain next will be used to buy a larger quantity of Forever products to resell with the aim of increasing his profits.

As he wants to develop and diversify his business, Guy then decided to join one of Hope’s groups. He makes a profit of about US$150 per week. Guy has succeeded with good strategies to build up permanent customers. He always talks with his customers, he knows them well by their names, and he never runs out of stock.

In this group: Guy, Michael, Alphonsine, Clémence, Angel, Béatrice, Tyty, Kiankisi, Mwamba, Milady, Alex, Irène, Epiphanne, Christine, My Clear, Mamy, Désiré, Agnès, Bijoux, Nzali, Laeticia, Bibiche, Ifoma, Odile, Dénise, Zinga, Ndombele, Christine
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Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: June 7, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE DRC, a HOPE International institution

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Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: June 7, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: HOPE DRC, a HOPE International institution