A loan of $4,750 helped a member to buy clothes in bulk and resell them at a profit.


Sychomore Plus Group's story

Sychomore Plus is a Community Bank of 7 owners of small businesses who selected Blandine as chairwoman. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva through the MFI HOPE DRC to grow their businesses. They organized themselves by affinity and proximity.

Blandine earns a living by selling clothing in her neighborhood located southwest of Kinshasa. She has many customers. She started her business in 1997. She has already received thirteen loans from the micro-finance Institution HOPE DRC and repaid them correctly. Her business brings in the profit of about $120 each week.

Blandine is planning with the next loan to purchase clothing in bulk to resell at a profit. Her ambition is to open a larger clothing shop. She is 49 years old, married, and the mother of five children between the ages of 11 and 25.

In this group: Blandine, Yollande, Zaina, Honorine, Alpha, Alphonsine, Claudine
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