A loan of $3,250 helped a member to increase the inventory of his goods by buying a box of fresh fish and reselling them for a profit.

Mapendo Plus Group's story

Yode, aged 40, is the chairman of the Community Bank “Mapendo Plus” group, which is composed of nine members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Yode has been active in his business since 2002 running a restaurant. Today, he has changed his business. He now sells fresh fish at the market located west of the city of Kinshasa. He is a loyal client of the MFI HOPE RDC, who has already received ten different loans and has repaid them properly. As the demand for fish is high in his community, he intends to use the next loan to increase his stock of fish and to resell them with the aim of increasing his profits. Each week, his business brings in a profit of US $120.

Yode's ambition is to open a general store. He is married and has five children, who are between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. Three of them go to school.

In this group: Yode, Godelive, Sylvie, Florine, Antho, Marie, Esther, Bop, Marie

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