A loan of $3,225 helped a member to purchase two bundles of second-hand clothing to resell at a profit.

Bolotshi Plus Group's story

Mathy is the chairwoman of the Community Bank named “Bolotshi Plus”. It is composed of 14 members, united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Mathy has been in the micro-business world since 2000. She worked hard with determination and good management and savings in order to stabilize her business. She started with one bundle of second-hand clothing and is up to five bundles today.

Mathy sells at the market in the mid-eastern area of Kinshasa and her business makes US$35 per week. Mathy has already obtained and correctly repaid nine loans from Microfinance Institution HOPE DRC. She will increase her stock of merchandise with her next loan by buying two bundles of second-hand clothing and reselling them at a profit.

Mathy is confident of her business and she is determined to someday be a second-hand clothing importer and provider for markets in DRC in general and Kinshasa in particular. She is 40 years old, married, and the mother of six children between the ages 7 and 22, of whom five attend school.

In this group: Mathy, Songo, Georgine, Sukama, Kabamba, Moise, Manaka, Bakakana, Nzeba, Afia, Kabalo*, Augustine*, Leontine, Kanga
*not pictured

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