A loan of $4,525 helped a member to increase her stock of forever products.

Gedeon Plus Group's story

Ida, aged 49, is is married and has five children who are between 11 and 25 years old. Three of them go to school.

She is the chairwoman of the Community Bank “Gedeon Plus,” which is composed of 15 members united in solidarity to receive loans from Kiva through the MFI HOPE RDC with the goal of developing their businesses.

Ida started her business in 2003. She sells Forever personal care products in her environment, located mid-west of the city of Kinshasa. Each week, her business brings in a profit of about US $40.

She is a loyal client of the MFI HOPE RDC who has already received nine different loans and has repaid them properly. As the Forever product demand is high in her community, she intends to use the next loan to increase her stock of merchandise and resell it with the aim of increasing her profits.

Her ambition is to open a drugstore.

In this group: Ida, Bea, Victorine, Nzeki, Viviane, Stephanie, Abe, Yanza, Aimerance*, Christine, Bofio, Bienvenue, Therese, Ambroise, Therese
*not pictured

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