A loan of $6,000 helped a member to increase the store’s stock by buying soap, canned goods, sugar, sacks of beans and toilet items to resell at profit.


Baptisseurs Plus Group's story

Kiese is the chairman of the Community Bank named “Baptisseurs Plus,” which is composed of six members united to receive Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Kiese became a micro-entrepreneur in 1999. He manages his own general store in the West of Kinshasa. He works hard with good management skills in order to realize his dream of someday owning a larger shop in Kinshasa. His business brings in US$80 per week. Kiese is a trustworthy client of the MFI HOPE RDC, having received and repaid 10 loans. He will increase his stock of merchandise with his next loan by purchasing, soaps, canned goods, sacks of beans and sugar and milk and reselling them at a profit. Kiese is married and the father of four children, two who attend school. Their ages range from 16 and 23 years old.

In this group: Kiese, Jules, Yvonne, Mado, Etienne, Madelene



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