A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy more pairs of slippers to resell at a profit.

Baninga Ya Yesu Plus Group's story

Paul, aged 40, is the chairman of the Community Bank group named “Baninga Ya Yesu Plus.” This means “Friends of Jesus” in English. It is composed of 24 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Paul has been part of the micro-enterprise world since 1999. He sells slippers. His business is located to the east of Kinshasa. Paul is happy to be one of HOPE DRC’s clients. The loan he will obtain next will be used to buy pairs of slippers in bulk and to resell them at retail prices with the goal of increasing his profits. His business generates a profit of US $100 per week. Paul is married and the father of four children, whose ages range between 2 and 8. Two of them go to school.

In this group: Paul, Salon, Bibiane, Bernadette, Beverline, Véronique, Djofils, Chanelle, Antoinette, Getou, Arlette, Moise, Fiston, Elisa, Kiesa, Pierre, Paul, Véronique, Charlotte, Sophie, Blaise, Constant, Dorcas, Matthieu

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