A loan of $6,000 helped a member to purchase two bundles of second hand clothing to resell at profit.

Force Plus Group's story

“Force Plus” is a community bank of 25 owners of small businesses chaired by Yalele. Its members are jointly liable for loans granted by Kiva to grow their businesses.

Yalele has been selling second hand clothing since 1985. Besides that, she also sells plastic items and handbags. Over the years, her business prospered through determination and hard work, and she has been able to build a loyal customer base that has stabilized her business. With good management and savings, Yalele has been able to increase her working capital today. Her business generates US$150 per week. She is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having three times obtained and correctly repaid loans. Yalele will increase her stock of merchandise with her next loan by buying two bundles of second hand clothing and reselling them at a profit.She is confident with her business and she is determined to someday open a modern restaurant. Yalele is 53 years old, married, and the mother of six children between 8 and 35. All of them go to school.

In this group: Yalele, Kisita , Eugenie, Agalia, Nsillou, Sarah, Nadine, Phily, Mboyo*, Norbert, Sita, Christine, Philippe, Mayindu, Jean Pierre, Julienne*, Kenga, Wivine, Sonya, Pierre, Sompa, Mamy, Mandata, Suzanne, Dongo
*not pictured

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